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How to Break the Stress Reaction Cycle


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Mindfulness, Relaxation Training Both Can Ease Stress But In Different Ways


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Clearview Treatment Programs Hosts Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) Workshop with Dr. Alec L. Miller, PsyD June 22, 2018 in CA


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Identity Disturbance And Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD)


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Medication Update


I had a doctor’s appointment this morning to check on my medication.  She lowered the dose of my Abilify.  I’m going from 2 tablets to 1 1/2 for two weeks, then down to 1 tablet for two weeks.  I see her again in July.  She’s leaving my Cymbalta the same for now.  We both thought that I was doing so well that I might not need as much medication.  I was told by staff at the Peer Support Centre that I was taking initiative and being a leader in all kinds of projects there.  They have seen a big change in me lately.  I feel so confident.  I love feeling like I’m making a difference to people.

So, right now, I’m on 7.5 mg of Abilify and 60 mg of Cymbalta for two weeks, then 5 mg of Abilify and 60 mg of Cymbalta, to be reassessed in one month.

That’s all for now.  Till next time,

— Joyce.

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RAIN: A Mindfulness Practice for Welcoming Your Emotions – Mindful


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Middle-of-the-Night Update


It’s 3:00 am and I haven’t slept a wink all night.  I don’t know why I can’t sleep.  I’m exhausted but not sleepy.

I’ve read several books over the last few weeks.  Most of them were about Borderline Personality Disorder.  I will be reviewing them shortly.

I took part in an event recently in which there were supposed to be vendors and community groups.  I think that my Peer Support Centre was the only community group that took part in the event.  A friend from the Centre and I had a table with materials for people to take with information about the Centre.  I also had some pamphlets about my Group.  Most people just walked by on their way to the vendors, but we had a few people interested who took some materials with them.  So we might have a few new people to the Centre and maybe even to my Group.  That would be great!

I’m still very excited to be taking part in “Project I Am Not Ashamed” in August.  My friends and I are going to start working on our signs soon.

That’s all for now.  Till next time,

— Joyce.

Can a Parent Have Too Much Empathy?


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A Buddy Box From The Blurt Foundation

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Originally posted on Finding Hope:
I’ve been meaning to write this post for ages but the last month has been so busy that getting in writing time has been a struggle. But here we are. I’ve finally managed it! For…

The Trick to Understanding BPD


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When Negative Emotions Lead You to Self-Sabotage


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What Childhood Trauma Can Steal From You – Searching for Grey


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How to Stop Black-and-White Thinking


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“My name is Katie and I have Borderline Personality Disorder”


Trigger warning:  self-harm

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BPD Symptoms May Worsen with Periods


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Don’t Rely on Others to Validate Your Feelings


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27 Ways to Press Pause


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My Journey With Borderline Personality Disorder


Nicky Best

May is Borderline Personality Disorder awareness month, so I thought it fitting for me to share part of my Borderline story. So what exactly is, Borderline Personality Disorder? BPD is a serious yet widely misunderstood psychiatric disorder which very basically can be defined as an inability to properly and healthily regulate ones emotions.

If you want to read more and better understand BPD check out this link > click me

I was unknowingly diagnosed with BPD in early 2016. I’m not quite sure as to why the psychiatrist diagnosing me failed to mention this new diagnoses to me. Personally, I find a huge lack of logic in this decision. Fortunately for me it was only a few months later that I was actually informed of my new diagnoses.

I was once again at the hospital waiting to be seen by the mental health department when the psychiatrist on duty ushered…

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Managing BPD in the Perinatal Period – Eventbrite


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What It’s Like to Date When You Have BPD


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Survivor of Suicide Attempt Celebrates her Turnaround


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How People with BPD Get Robbed of Emotional Growth Opportunities


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My “Did You Know?…” Cards Project


May is Borderline Personality Disorder Awareness Month in the United States.  I like to celebrate it here in Canada as well.  I’ve printed up some “Did You Know?…” cards and placed them around my local peer support centre.  People are welcome to come and ask me about them and I will share with them what I know, as someone in recovery who has done DBT, and researched it for the last five years for this blog, and for my group as well.  I’m going to announce about them tomorrow at the Centre, just in case people haven’t noticed them.  I really want people to notice them and ask me about them if they have any questions.  I’ll let you know how it works out.

I’ve also just gotten approval for my latest newsletter at the Centre.  This one has an article in it that’s a little more personal than other articles I’ve written for it.  I’ll see what people think of it when we get the final draft delivered to the Centre.  I’ve shown it to the staff and they really liked it.  It’s a little bit about my journey of being diagnosed, going to DBT, recovering, then writing this blog and running my group.

Hope your month is going well.  Till next time,

— Joyce.

Free BPD support service for families – Central Western Daily


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