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May 2013 already and it’s BPD Borderline Personality Disorder awareness month!

Firstly, happy May everyone! Personally, it is one of my favourite months in the year as it’s usually warming up from the cool winter climate, but not too hot!

It’s an exciting month for me as we are now seriously editing my sequel so it won’t be long before it’ll be on the kindle shelves.

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Unacceptable treatment from the NHS, uncaring mental health care by GP’s and Psychiatrists, the uncovering of ATOS Healthcare’s processes and charities like ‘Emergence’ offer training to professionals

As you will know I tend to write upbeat or informative articles, and I certainly do not have a ‘woe is me’ attitude, but today I am going to have to be a little negative – firstly, towards the mental health sector of the NHS (not the whole NHS service, of which I have had

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Depression, hope, self help, CBT, BPD, OCD, anxiety, writing and recovery for me!

I originally wrote this article for ‘Journeys Online’ the brilliant depression support charity…

When I was fifteen I repeatedly had anxiety and sobbing attacks, feeling hopeless and physically unwell. Not long before I had been raped. At sixteen I was diagnosed with depression and offered counselling but it was not followed up. I began self

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How Twitter works for me as an author, social abuse, mental illness stigma and is social networking and impulsivity a good combination?

Earlier this year (February 2012) I joined Twitter and, and shortly after, facebook. I was finishing the editing of my memoir at the time, and I wanted three things from Twitter.

Firstly, I wanted to be able to show my book to people who I thought it could help (because I self published I don’t

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What keeps Borderline Personality Disorder – BPD going?

Here I look at factors that can affect the recovery from BPD… Firstly…

Chaotic or adverse life events…

People with BPD encounter an overwhelming large number of unpleasant, stressful events and hassles. (Like me with buying Spanish property, relationships, jobs, bankruptcy etc – and these were often brought about by my tendency to do things

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Psychiatric disorders that often co-occur with Borderline personality disorder – BPD

Psychiatric disorders that often co-occur with BPD

BPD comes with a lot of baggage. Most people have at least one other psychiatric disorder and some have several. Maybe, depression, anxiety or struggle with alcohol or drug use. It is very challenging to deal with all the symptoms together, making it more difficult to recover.

Substance

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