I was unknowingly living with BPD for 25 years. On the day when I received my diagnosis, I was very vulnerable and my mental state was all over the place. I was angry, upset and in denial.
Last week was Mental Health Awareness Week and this year’s focus has been on answering whether we are surviving or thriving. I think that this is a question that we all need to ask ourselves.
“How can anyone love you if you don’t love yourself”. That’s an affirmation that I’m sure most of us are aware of, yet the idea of loving yourself or even liking yourself is very complicated. I’ve always misunderstood the concept of self-love as arrogant and narcissistic.
Birthdays are universally a time to celebrate. It’s a big pat on the back for surviving yet another year. You share this annual milestone with friends and family and generally you’re made to feel like the centre of attention.
1 in 4 people in the UK will experience a mental health problem each year. I couldn’t possibly be one of these statistics. I just wouldn’t accept it. However, last October I received the confirmation that I had feared for many years…I had a mental illness. After many assessments, appointments with various health professionals and […]