How To Cope With Suicidal Thoughts

If you’re reading this right now, I hope that you’re okay. If you’re not okay, and are having suicidal thoughts and feeling hopeless, know that it’s okay to not be okay, and that you are not alone. I don’t know if you have any triggers, or how your current mental state is, so I’ll attempt…

Impulsive Spending – How To Manage The Problem

Impulsive spending is something many individuals with BPD struggle with. The moment something appealing catches our eyes, we can’t help but be tempted to purchase the item. And more often than not, we do without plan or consideration of the outcome. Some may think that impulsive spending is no big deal, especially if they have…

Connect With What Makes You More Than Borderline

One of the biggest issues we face, as individuals with borderline personality disorder, is not knowing who we really are. Many of us find ourselves feeling completely lost, with no sense of self or self-direction; and while we may find some sense of identity through our borderline side, our true identity remains undiscovered.

The Canvas: A Self Management Tool

When we experience unpleasant emotions, we fight to make them disappear. Sometimes they just need to be expressed and released in a healthy manner, and other times they need to be replaced with positive feelings by focusing our thoughts on things to feel good about…

Healing Your Broken Identity

In the most recent Diagnostic and Statistical Manual for Mental Disorders (DSM-5), the symptoms of borderline personality disorder have been categorised under impairments in personality functioning and pathological personality traits. One of the subcategories of impairments in personality functioning is self functioning. This has been divided into two further subcategories, identity and self direction. In this blog post, I’ll be reviewing impairments in identity, and how to heal them.

A Source Of Comfort & Control

While going through the stages of recovery, we may establish a healthy source of comfort and control, to make up for the control we internally lack. It helps us get through the bad days, and stay on track with our recovery…

Are You Uncomfortable With Happiness?

Happiness can be found in a lot of things in life. But what about when life has kicked you down, and you forget how to be happy? When the emotion reveals itself, it may be accompanied by a puzzling pain. You may start to tear up, or feel overwhelmed. Perhaps you ask yourself, “Why do I feel this way?”. Or, “What am I suppose to feel?”…

CBT Self Help: Self Awareness

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) is a type of talk therapy in which you learn to change your thoughts and behaviour in any given situation. You are taught to look at things differently by recognising your thoughts, feelings and actions in all circumstances…