15 Ways 'I Don't Believe You Have a Mental Illness' Makes Us Feel
When you’re struggling with your mental health, the last thing you want to hear is that you’re faking it. Far too often do we hear someone say, “I don’t believe you have a mental illness, you don’t act like it,” and it can be more hurtful than anything else. We just want to be accepted for who we are, not shunned or disbelieved.
I asked people in the mental health community one simple question: “Tell me h
This study was invoked following the observation of a male rape case at the local crown court as part of training for CRASAC (Coventry Rape and Sexual Abuse Centre), and aims to review the psychological effects of male rape as a relevant topic for research.
In a male-dominated culture, men do not want to accept their role as victims. The study of male rape has been overshadowed by research into the effects of female rape and as a consequence has been ignored to a large exten
I know about self harm. It's fucking dreadful. But... Why was I hurting myself like I was? People with Borderline Personality Disorder sometimes engage in acts of self harm. I was. These acts of self harm are wide ranging; they’re also dramatic and startling in many cases. Horrible to witness too of course. I owe appologies. These behaviors include:
Blunt force trauma: This type of self harm includes banging one’s head on a hard surface, punching oneself, and using a hammer
I like this blog entry by Debbie and I totaly relate all the way. Debbies blog can be found Here! I'm a splitter. Or I have been. I find this very damaging to my life. I am working very hard and diligentlyon it. I'm not alone though and I am learning from others. Debbies blog entry: When I connect with someone I like and begin to spend time with them, it's not unusual for me to become totally enamored by or even preoccupied with them and how absolutely wonderful they are. It'
Its All In Your Head: Borderline Personality Disorder and the Brain. The field of psychiatry is heating up, and neuroscientists are discovering what is going on in our minds in the fog of mental illness.
What makes a brain Borderline? The old adage about two people being on different wavelengths — its true! The diagram above, on the right shows a ‘healthy’ well adjusted brain, on the left the brain of someone with borderline personality disorder. The heat signatures, show f
I have tried to be as subjective as possible in regards to a lot of the posts I write on here. Both considering those who are new to understanding mental health and those who are very educated and clued up on the matter, as well as being mindful of those who suffer.
However as a BPD (borderline personality disorder) sufferer I wanted to write a post entirely on what it is like experiencing relationships and friendships from my view or rather ‘our’ view (for those out there w