A Struggle With Social Anxiety

Social Anxiety Disorder (SAD), like every other mental disorder, is no joke. The emotional distress, physical symptoms, struggle to socialise, and inability to be rational in even the simplest of situations can be seriously disabling, exhausting and humiliating. Some individuals with SAD tend to avoid social or performance situations out of fear, despite knowing that…

Loving & Understanding A Narcissist

Many romantic relationships begin when two individuals attracted to each other bond over common ground. They may connect with one another if they have similar personality traits, or share the same values, interests or life experiences. At the beginning, both individuals may intentionally or subconsciously choose to only reveal their best qualities. They will paint…

My Thoughts On Motherhood As A Borderline Mama

In July 2015, I gave birth to my baby girl. According to the doctor, she already had her eyes wide open as I pushed her out of me, she was already observing her new surroundings. When the umbilical cord was cut, she gave the midwife a mischievous look. I remember the midwife saying, “She looks…

BPD Misconceptions

A lot of people in today’s society are quite ignorant when it comes to understanding mental disorders. They develop an opinion based on the actions of the mentally ill individuals they encounter, and voice their thoughts with little interest in educating themselves on the symptoms and causes. As a result, all who are suffering from a mental disorder are stereotyped and left with a mark of disgrace.

BPD Guide For Kids: Age 2-5

In the blog post “How To Explain BPD To Your Kids (And Why You Should)”, I wrote examples of how you could explain borderline personality disorder to your children. This post is a simple guide to help explain the disorder to your toddler or preschooler.

How To Explain BPD To Your Kids (And Why You Should)

It isn’t easy to explain what borderline personality disorder is, and how it affects you. But while you suffer from this mental disorder, it is important to talk to your loved ones about it, especially your children. As a parent, you influence your child’s development not only through your parenting style, but through your every day behaviour. Your child will observe and copy what you do, so it is essential to explain to them why you behave the way you do…

Psychiatrists: The Good, The Bad & The Ugly

Naturally, psychiatrists should be compassionate people who want to help their patients. But unfortunately that’s not always the case. Some seem to forget that every patient is an individual. They stereotype (and often stigmatize) them according to their mental illness, refusing to acknowledge that there is more to the mentally distressed person standing before them…

Sex Addiction & Control

Sex addiction, formally referred to as hypersexual disorder, can be as destructive and disruptive as any other addiction. In contrast to an individual with a high sex drive, a sex addict usually has feelings of self loathing, and is rarely satisfied after intercourse. They are dependent on sex, and lose control when they aren’t getting enough…