Borderline Personality Disorder – Time to Talk Tuesdays

borderline personality disorder - time to talk tuesdays

Borderline personality disorder otherwise known as emotionally unstable personality disorder, or as one of the crisis team thinks it should be renamed trauma survivor. As most people that suffer/live with this condition tend to get it from experiencing trauma often in childhood, although some people are born more sensitive to their emotions. Read more

Suicidal Tendencies – Time to Talk Tuesday

suicidal tendencies - time to talk tuesdays

*Possible trigger warning* This week I am going to talk about suicidal tendencies; what that means to me and how it has affected me. I am the person “left behind” due to friends committing suicide; how awful it is knowing there wasn’t necessarily anything I could have done to help, but still knowing that they suffered in some way and even though it has crossed my mind a number of times over the last 15 years I never have come close to doing it until last year. Read more

Insomnia – Time to Talk Tuesdays

insomnia - time to talk tuesdays

This week’s “Time to Talk Tuesday” is on Insomnia. This is something I have experienced on and off through my life but mainly struggled in the last 6 months with it and it has been a vicious circle of affecting my mental health and being an effect of my mental health; predominantly around my anxiety levels. Read more

The Black Dog – Time To Talk Tuesdays

the black dog - time to talk tuesdays

Depression or “the black dog” is a very common and misunderstood invisible illness. Sometimes I feel like along with PND it is a slap on label, “happy” pills dished out and not looked into further. That is why I believe depression is a misunderstood illness because people brush it off and roll their eyes and those truly suffering with depression never find a level footing in their possible downward spiral. Read more

Smear Test Truths – Time to Talk Tuesday

anxieties around smear tests - time to talk tuesdays

I have been struggling recently with a lot of issues when it comes to my mental health and I have decided that maybe writing about them will help me possibly work through my issues. So here is my “Time to Talk Tuesdays” if I can help someone else by letting them know they aren’t alone or give someone words they can’t get out to explain to a loved one then I will be happy. So this week I am talking smear tests! Yes they aren’t the most pleasant things to go through but they really are such an imperative procedure in the prevention/early detection of cervical cancer and abnormal cell growth.  Read more

A Little Get To Know Me Post

getting to know me questions

So Natalie and I have kind of felt a bit lost at sea recently and I challenged us both to answer 26 questions to “get to know ourselves better” that I found on pinterest. I thought it might be interesting for those of you who want to get to know me better to read my answers, I have included personal and blog related answers. Read more

In Sickness And In Health

in sickness and in health

So I have been in two minds about writing this post as I feel incredibly selfish and I am not sure if I have the right to even feel like this. When I started with The IBD and Ostomy Support Show with Louise, Rachel and Natalie I didn’t expect to gain some of the closest friends I could have ever have asked for. As Rachel has said to us all we are like stoma sisters…and she is right these girls feel like my sisters. Read more

Post Natal Depression Is It Another A Slap On Label?

post natal depression is it another slap on label

Set up by Sophie over at One Unique, Huddle and Cuddle is a campaign to help raise awareness of mental health issues by using the means of social media. Influencers have teamed up to help this campaign and to spread the word, allowing people to never feel alone by sharing their experiences with you. Huddle and Cuddle wants people to get involved by talking to people, whether it be an influencer, family member or a helpline about their thoughts and challenges they may come across. I have chosen to talk about Post Natal Depression (PND) Read more