Blogging about mental health issues
Each week we publish blog posts on a whole range of topics, relating in some way to mental health.
We welcome comments and questions on our posts, but have a few ground rules to keep the site welcoming and interesting to every body. The first rule is the most important: be respectful of other commenters and bloggers.
Borderline Personality Disorder: choosing a life worth living
Jessica blogs about her experience of living with borderline personality disorder: "I dislike the term, having seen it associated with ‘insane’, ‘manipulative’, ‘untreatable’."
Dear borderline me...
"Hang in there. Like everything, this will pass." Today Aisha shares a letter that she's written to her future self. What would you write?
My journey through dialectical behaviour therapy
Today, Vickie shares her experience of dialectical behaviour therapy for borderline personality disorder, and how she feels it has benefited her.
The burn of borderline personality disorder
Today Natalie talks about the emotional wounds caused by borderline personality disorder, and encourages you to imagine what it feels like.
Lucy blogs about her experience of hearing voices, she describes what it was like for her growing up, how she was able to talk to friends about it and how she manages now.
Crisis care - a letter to my partner's social worker
Sarah writes a letter to her husband's social worker, as she struggles to get him the crisis help he needs.
I asked for help and was turned away
Liz blogs for us about her experience of being turned away from a crisis care service because she did not meet the criteria for treatment. She talks about the serious implications this had on her mental health and wellbeing.
Walk a mile in my shoes
Last year Chris set out on an epic walk around Britain to raise money for charity and to prove that, despite what you sometimes read in the papers, people still care.
Coping with stigma
Thomas blogs for us about the horrible treatment he received whilst struggling with a mental health problem. He shares the positive changes he’s made in his life and how he was able to get there.
My battle with schizophrenia and depression
Misty blogs for us about how being bullied at school became the start of a long battle with depression, schizophrenia and self harm. Now largely in recovery, she has a message for others who are struggling.
Back the Mental Health Discrimination Bill
Charlotte blogs for us in support of the #backthebill campaign. Help us put an end to mental health discrimination.
"Pull yourself together"
Kafayat blogs for us on her experiences of post natal depression and the difficulties in gaining support from family and friends.
The importance of a good mental health team
Today, Skye talks about her positive experiences of talking therapies and the excellent mental health support she has received over the last four years.
Did you hear that?
How is it that, for some, hearing a voice or voices can be a helpful and useful experience when for others, the same experience of hearing voices can be such a challenging one?
My local Mind gave me my life back
Over the next two weeks, we'll be sharing tips and information to help you and your loved ones look after their mental health. Here, Rhian blogs about how her local Mind - and the people she met there - gave her a life again.