I recently got a request from someone asking if I could do a post on experiencing institutionalisation (check me out using big words!). I’ve been in a mental health hospital for over two years and this is something that affects me on a daily basis.Continue reading “Institutionalised”

Living with Borderline Personality Disorder

This is my last addition to my little personality disorders series (if you can call it that?). Probably the scariest one because this disorder is so stigmatised in the media. I want to show that there are humans behind this illness and the majority of us can live peacefully in society. So here goes…Continue reading “Living with Borderline Personality Disorder”

Living with Dependent Personality Disorder

Since I was very little, I heavily relied on my mum and dad. Which is completely normal when you’re young but not so much as you grow older. This is my story with dependent personality disorder.Continue reading “Living with Dependent Personality Disorder”

My Story with Panic Attacks

I can remember my first ever panic attack. I was nine years old, so about thirteen years ago. I was in Tesco with my mum, helping her with the weekly shop, when the whole place started spinning. I could feel my heart rate getting faster and faster. I was sweating, I was shaking. I felt sick. I thought that I was having a heart attack. My mum knew instantly that something wasn’t right so she abandoned the shopping and took me out to the car to calm down. I put my head between my knees because I was feeling faint and breathed. It took me a while to calm down. I can remember that day so clearly.Continue reading “My Story with Panic Attacks”

How to stay distracted during lockdown

⁃ Read a book.

I’ve put this at the top of my list because over the past week or so it’s been my main distraction. I’m currently reading ‘The Bell Jar’, it’s one I’ve been meaning to read for the longest time but I’m only just getting round to it. My lovely friend gave me a book for Christmas, ‘Leaving Time’ by Jodi Picoult and it’s one of the best books I’ve read in a long time, so highly recommend that!Continue reading “How to stay distracted during lockdown”

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