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Blog For Mental Health 2015
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My son just turned 15. His grandmother came over and he opened some presents. He got mostly what he wanted – some DVDs and some gift cards and candy.
My husband and I celebrated our 20th anniversary. We had a very quiet day. He got me a teddy bear and some chocolates. For our 25th, we’ll have to try to get away somewhere for a few days. We’ll have to start saving up for it starting now, as soon as I can actually save a few bucks. Still working on paying off my credit cards.
This blog is now four years old. I just got a notification from WordPress telling me the other day. Wow! Four years. I can tell a difference in myself from when I first started blogging. My relationship with my mother-in-law was not very good at the time. She was living with us and she didn’t understand my Borderline Personality Disorder. We had a few good talks and she understands me a lot better now. We get along great. She is just like a second mother to me. She has since remarried and moved out but we keep in touch often by phone and sometimes with visits.
I am thinking of possibly starting my BPD Group up again in May. I’ll have to think of some materials to prepare for it. I have a few ideas already. I’ll have to schedule it around my son’s tutoring, which is going well. He’s come into the hallway when she goes to the front door to put her boots on and waves to her. All she can see is his hands, then his foot. Next time, he’ll have to show her both his hands and feet. That’ll be something to see!
My sister came over on Monday for our monthly sisters day together. We had fun playing cards and goofing off on the computer. My grandson turned one year old on Monday. I haven’t heard from my daughter for a week. I hope her and my grandson are doing okay. My grandson is getting adopted. It’s probably the best thing. My daughter and her boyfriend are not ready to be parents right now. They’re couch surfing and have no money. I wish things would get better for them. But they have to reach out for help. There is help out there if you are willing to take it. I keep telling my daughter to talk to a counsellor because they can hook you up with different agencies to help you but she just won’t for some reason. She’d rather just ask my husband and I for money, which we don’t have.
Sorry for complaining but I just needed to let that all out. I thought I would update you on how my life is going right now. I’ll have some more news coming soon. Till then,
Self care is an important issue when dealing when mental health. It’s one of those things we seem to neglect some times, especially when we are in a low swing.
Here are some tips to help with self care:
1. Be sure to get some sleep: It’s hard to do when you’re having an episode of mania or when you work a crazy schedule. But your body needs sleep. It’s how you process information and your body restores systems. Try to schedule it to where you can get at least 7-8 hours of sleep a night. If you are having trouble sleeping, you may want to talk to your doctor and let them know that you aren’t getting enough sleep at night and discuss a good course of action. My doctor was kind enough to prescribe a sleep aid for me. Some times, I still don’t get enough…
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THIS → I’ve lived with Borderline Personality Disorder for years. Why I’m finally talking about my diagnosis.
Fountain House Symposium and Luncheon: Borderline Personality Disorder Why It Matters and What You Should Know. May 1, 2017 Honoree Amanda Wang Speakers John Gunderson, MD, Marie-Paule, de Valdivia, MBA, LCSW and Perry Hoffman, Ph.D. | Borderline Personality Disorder
Source: Fountain House Symposium and Luncheon: Borderline Personality Disorder Why It Matters and What You Should Know. May 1, 2017 Honoree Amanda Wang Speakers John Gunderson, MD, Marie-Paule, de Valdivia, MBA, LCSW and Perry Hoffman, Ph.D. | Borderline Personality Disorder
I have been in recovery since 2006 and my journey hasn’t been exactly as stated in this article. I am interested in learning if your journey to recovery has been as stated here. Has your journey been different? Please let us know in the Comments below (if you are comfortable).
To everyone who is celebrating today!
Sensitive genotypes yield disadvantage in poor families, but advantage in wealthier ones — ScienceDaily
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Webinar – Supporting people living with borderline personality disorder, 21st March – Developmental Educators Australia Inc
Life hasn’t been easy lately, for anyone. I don’t make it easy for the people around me or for myself. I’ve always been difficult to get along with, always picked a fight when I could, and always felt the need to prove myself. I didn’t understand what was wrong with me. I hurt everyone that I love…in fact, the more I love you the more I completely destroy you..and I did it again. I don’t know how he can still stand to look at me after everything that I have done. Nothing can change what has happened but maybe…just maybe…it is fixable. I can’t imagine a life without him, he makes everything around me seem brighter. Ive lived in the darkness for 20 years until I found him. As corny as that sounds he really did open my eyes to what the world can offer me. As a child I…
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