Anxiety, Depression, Personality Disorders, Recovery

When I Say “I’m Okay”, What I Really Mean Is… (Audio)

I've learned to get really good at this - say one thing when I'm thinking about something else, act like I'm listening when I'm not, pretend to be calm and happy when I'm really freaking out. It's one of the skills you perfect as you get older - Lauren Oliver     In this short… Continue reading When I Say “I’m Okay”, What I Really Mean Is… (Audio)

Personality Disorders

5 Positive Traits Of Borderline Personality Disorder

It hurts so bad when you have a fear of abandonment caused by a mental disorder, but it’s that same mental disorder that causes people to walk out of your life. When it comes to living with mental health issues, many people assume it's all doom and gloom - and this is more prevelant when… Continue reading 5 Positive Traits Of Borderline Personality Disorder

Paranoia

The Truth About Paranoia

Your mind is working at its best when you're being paranoid. You explore every avenue and possibility of your situation at high speed with total clarity. - Banksy Paranoia has got to be the worst battle I face with my mental health. It's a constant fear that something is going to go wrong. The constant… Continue reading The Truth About Paranoia

Depression, Personality Disorders, Recovery, Self-Harm, Suicide

Living With Borderline Personality Disorder (Audio)

Every word, every action and every energy goes straight to my heart.   In this short audio clip I discuss the basics of what it's like living with Borderline Personality Disorder and the journey I've had since the diagnosis. I discuss what bothers me most about my diagnosis and the worst parts of the Personality… Continue reading Living With Borderline Personality Disorder (Audio)

Depression, Eating Disorders, Recovery, Suicide

Having An Uncontrollable Eating Disorder

There is no magic cure, no making it go away forever. There are only small steps upward; an easier day, an unexpected laugh, a mirror that doesn’t matter anymore ~ Laurie Halse Anderson Whether it's binge eating or anorexia, an eating disorder is very hard to control. It may start off as “I need to… Continue reading Having An Uncontrollable Eating Disorder

Anxiety, Depression, Self-Esteem

The Constant Feeling Of Low Self–esteem And How It Impacts Your Life

It’s not what you are that’s holding you back. It’s what you think you are not ~ Dennis Waitley People with low self-esteem feel insecure, and it is disgustingly horrible. Having a low self-esteem before starting my first year in college is the toughest obstacle in the world. Due to my brain constantly saying “you… Continue reading The Constant Feeling Of Low Self–esteem And How It Impacts Your Life

Depression, Personality Disorders, Self-Harm, Suicide

Living With Suicidal Thoughts – And How I’m Defeating Them

And here you are living, despite it all - Rupi Kaur It's no secret that I've battled my way through suicidal thoughts, and a number of actual attempts at taking my own life. It's no secret that I'm diagnosed with Borderline Personality Disorder and will likely be suffering with mental illness for a long time… Continue reading Living With Suicidal Thoughts – And How I’m Defeating Them