Alcohol and Mental Health: Becoming Sober

The time has come (the walrus said...) to talk about alcohol and mental health. Not something I thought I would touch on, but this week I decided I am going to call time on my relationship with alcohol. Alcohol has been in my life, all my life. It is not something that has ever had … Continue reading Alcohol and Mental Health: Becoming Sober

Is there a cure for BPD?

When I say I have BPD, people tend to assume I mean bipolar disorder. There isn't a lot of information circulated about BPD, possibly because it occurs in less than 1% of the population. So today I thought I'd answer a few questions - from my perspective with a sprinkle of evidence-based research. Can BPD … Continue reading Is there a cure for BPD?

How estrangement feels

When you're estranged, special events can be a complete cobweb of emotions. An even bigger cobweb than just having BPD on a day-to-day basis (if you can believe)! I have been estranged from several members of my family including a parent for a while now.  Here's a brief insight into my childhood for a snippet … Continue reading How estrangement feels

What is your earliest childhood memory?

"Tell me about your childhood." Standard psychiatrist/psychologist question. It's not easy, though. I'm sure there was Play-Doh and those bake at home Christmas tree decorations that taste gross (yes I know you're not supposed to eat them). I know my dad taught me how to ride a bike - I still have drawings of this! … Continue reading What is your earliest childhood memory?