Recently, I was having a bad day. I woke up feeling physically ill, and to make matters worse, I hadn't taken my mood stabilizers for a couple of days. Not on purpose, I'm just forgetful. I was getting hungry, and so were my kids, but I was not feeling up for cooking. Still, I dragged … Continue reading Everything falls apart…or does it?
When you have Attention Deficit Disorder, it can be very hard to stay focused on the task at hand and get some serious writing done. While I mainly talk about my experience with Borderline Personality Disorder in this blog, my struggle with ADD certainly affects my day-to-day life as much as BPD does. In today's … Continue reading How to be a Productive Writer with Attention Deficit Disorder
The holidays can be a wonderful time for many people: connecting with family, giving and receiving gifts, eating to their heart's content. I enjoy all of these things and more over the holiday season, but there's always a sheen of grey over all the lights and colourful decorations. I have Borderline Personality Disorder, but like … Continue reading ‘Tis the Season for Holiday Drear
When you're feeling suicidal, people always recommend that you call a suicide hotline. I certainly won't discourage you from doing that, but sometimes calling a suicide hotline doesn't feel right. Perhaps: You get anxiety attacks from talking on the phone and worry it will only make things worse You're not sure what to expect from … Continue reading Feeling Suicidal? Here’s 8 things you can do without calling a hotline
When I wrote an article titled Behind Every Successful Man is a Woman for AlignThoughts.com, I argued that it was time to retire the titular expression for a multitude of reasons. It wasn't until the day I wrote that article that I realized just how many expressions we still use today that are outdated or … Continue reading “Nothing worse” than a bad expression
People with Borderline Personality Disorder have a reputation for doing bad things: lying, manipulating, cheating, losing our tempers...the list goes on. These qualities are not true for every person with BPD, but the stereotypes do exist for a reason. We sometimes do very bad things. One of the things people with mental disorders say most … Continue reading Your disorder is not an excuse
When I was a child, I was a pathological liar. At least, that’s what I’ve told myself my entire life. It’s true that I lied about a lot of things: I tried to deny it was me who forgot to flush the toilet, or said I’d brushed my teeth when I hadn’t, or claimed it … Continue reading Don’t Believe Me, I’m a Liar
I wanted to step back for a moment to talk about an issue a bit more broad than Borderline Personality Disorder -- suicide. Celebrity deaths can be shocking. We’re hit most heavily when they are people we grew up watching or listening to, and it hurts that much more when they’re taken away by mental … Continue reading Suicide: Let Me Put It This Way
I wrote a piece for TalkSpace about judgement and the age old question, "Am I a good person?" Click here to read the blog post on the TalkSpace website.
Before I was formally diagnosed with Borderline Personality Disorder, several counsellors suggested I might have it. Unfortunately, the wait list for psychometric testing was long, there were no counsellors in my small town trained in appropriate treatments, and I had no medical coverage. Desperate to find a way to manage my symptoms, I scoured the … Continue reading Let Loose the Floodgates