Posts tagged Borderline Personality Disorder

Not Recovered, But Still Trying

Not Recovered, But Still Trying

I don’t know where it comes from but I still get out of bed most days and manage to wash. Brushing my teeth in the shower helps just a tiny bit. Getting out for a walk helps a little more. Exercising with a personal trainer has got me to lose almost 20 kg in the last 6 months. I am learning the guitar and hope to revisit drawing which I was reasonably good at when I was at school. I’ve joined a band (I am quite a good drummer) and am trying to get out a bit more.

Living on a Tightrope- Borderline Personality Disorder

Living on a Tightrope- Borderline Personality Disorder

My name is Carissa Wright and I am 26 years of age. I may appear to you as a normal functioning human being. I have a job, I play sport and I have friends. But I also have a disorder. I am a sufferer and recovery of the mental illness which is borderline personalty disorder. […]

Triumphant Over Trauma- Walking Down the Borderline

Triumphant Over Trauma- Walking Down the Borderline

I spent most of my childhood nights in my hallway floor waiting for my fears to turn into a reality. As a child; I spent most of my time afraid and unsure of the world and everyone it. I always feared something bad was going to happen to me. One day I decided I was […]

Surviving on the Borderline: Life with Borderline Personality Disorder

Surviving on the Borderline: Life with Borderline Personality Disorder

Please note: This post contains potentially triggering information, as I discuss suicidal ideation and my diagnoses. Pay close attention to your own mind, body, and spirit when deciding whether or not you want to read it, and whether or not you are at a comfortable place with your own illness to be able to handle […]

DBT Skills for Borderline Personality Disorder

DBT Skills for Borderline Personality Disorder

From Marsh Linham’s DBT Skills Training Manual “INTERPERSONAL RELATIONSHIP SKILLS” DEARMAN GIVE FAST D – Describe: Describe the situation in concrete terms and without judgment. E – Express: Express feelings, conveying to the other party how the situation makes you feel. A – Assert: Assert your wishes, i.e. clearly state what you do or do not want. […]

Full Circle

Full Circle

It doesn’t start with me though does it? Both my parents were abused/neglected – My mom suffered incest, sexual and physical abuse…My dad was the last of 8 in a poverty stricken household…He was the “forgotten” child, left to his own often nefarious devices. My parents met in high school and after one abortion, decided […]