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Coping With Distressing, Stress-Induced “Scary” Thoughts

Okay. I’m going through a particularly difficult time. A rough patch.  The Queen of emotion management and the poster child for recovery has been suffering and in need of extra support. I was waiting it out a bit in hopes that it would be very fleeting and I had hopes that I would “snap out […]

Work / Employment History and Borderline Personality Disorder (Sue Sibbald)

Please welcome back again, all the way from the UK, our guest blogger, Sue Sibbald as she writes about the challenge of work and a fragmented work/employment history while coping with Borderline Personality Disorder. My Multiple Careers I have worked for most of my life, various jobs from shop and bar work, selling space in […]

Horses That Heal Using DBT (Dialectical Behavior Therapy)

Horses that Heal through DBT (Dialectical Behavior Therapy)Many of my readers have shared how animals play a role in their recovery from Mental Health symptoms and in their ongoing management of symptoms. Inspired by their stories, I looked into programs that integrate animal therapy into their practice. This feature is about an organization called Trillium […]

How My Hypnosis Session Went

You may have watched my recent vlog on this blog post about why I go to hypnotherapy, what a typical session is like, and how it helps me in my recovery, especially around issues with appetite and eating. I went for my appointment yesterday, and this post is a little update on how that went. […]

What does “TW” Mean, and Why Should You Use It?

You may have come across tweets on Twitter or posts on Facebook that start out with the letters “TW.” What does this stand for, and why should you consider using it? What does “TW” mean? TW means “trigger warning.” It is a courtesy extended to others who may view your content on social media when […]

5 Ways to Not Act Like a Mental Patient

I love this quote by Dr. Linehan. When I’ve posted it on Facebook and Twitter in the past, it’s gotten lots of “likes,” “favorites,” and comments.  It came to mind this morning, and it made me think: What does it mean to “act” like a mental patient, and how can we change such behaviors if […]

Feel Good Diary Sheets | A tool for remembering

Do you have trouble remembering the “good” and pleasant moments and memories when you are in a crisis or dealing with intense, difficult emotions?  I know that this has been a challenge for me on many occasions, and that this is a particularly challenging thing to do for a lot of people who have Borderline […]

Getting Through The Darkest Days of Mental Illness | Borderline Personality Disorder

How do you get through the darkest days that come due to mental illness?  In this video, I discuss my own personal experience around: Coping with and getting through the darkest days that we encounter as a part of suffering from and living with mental illness Tolerating the distress of miserable emotions The power of […]