BPD Q&A session!

Thanks so much to everyone who asked me a question on Twitter last Sunday and Monday. I really enjoyed it and loved hearing your questions, as well as some of your experiences. Here are some of the questions I was asked and some slightly fuller responses! I hope to do another question session soon, so please give me a shout if you have any questions for me! [Text reads 'my responses to your questions'. The background shows greenery and yellow pansies.] What was the process of getting a diagnosis of BPD and how long did it take? It took a several years. Before I had a diagnosis of borderline personality disorder, I had a diagnosis of depression, an eating disorder (anorexia type) and generali

BPD & Fear of Abandonment

My anxiety about being abandoned can be debilitating. On a bad day, it is distressing and even on a good day it can make me tearful and panicky. Check out my brand new article published on Healthy Place for more about my fear of abandonment, including why it happens and how I cope. [Image is hazy and shows pink flowers in the background. The text in the foreground reads 'BPD & fear of abandonment' - Talking About BPD]

My New 'More Than Borderline' Blog for HealthyPlace.com

I've been hired by Healthy Place as a regular writer for their 'More Than Borderline' blog. This means that every fortnight for the next year I will be posting a brand new, exclusive article about borderline personality disorder. My latest article will be published on Wednesday 19th June 2019 and will discuss my experiences of fear of abandonment, as well as how I cope with it. Furthermore, each month I will be sharing a new video about my life with BPD on the Healthy Place YouTube channel. [Image shows a field of yellow flowers in the background and the writing in the foreground says 'Join me over on HealthyPlace.com for new, exclusive articles every fortnight and videos each month. - Talki

Book Review: 'The Collected Schizophrenias' by Esmé Weijun Wang

A few weeks ago I received an email from a marketing staff member at Penguin publishers. "Would you like to receive an early release copy of Esmé Weijun Wang's The Collected Schizophrenias", she asked. Well, if someone is offering me a book, let alone a book that examines mental health, then I am of course going to say yes! I was excited when Weijun Wang's book fell as promised onto my doormat having heard that it had quickly become a New York Times bestseller on its release in the US. As excited as I was to get a free book for the first time in my life, I was more excited by what I found inside. Once I began reading, it felt like Weijun Wang was talking to me about her life, identity and ex

My emotional instability explained

[TW this post mentions suicidal thoughts] Everything feels like it's going wrong I have these moments where I feel convinced that everything is going wrong. I feel like I can't cope which means I fear I'm going to fall on the floor and start screaming that everything is 'too much' and I 'don't know what to do'. When this state comes over me, it feels like everyone I love and everything that makes life worth living is about to me ripped from me and I will be left with nothing. It's incredibly upsetting and scary to feel this way, so much so that it usually makes me feel suicidal. During these times, nothing comforts me. Photographs of people I love, texts from them, cute birthday cards, gifts

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