Posts tagged treatment

How I Got Rid Of My Social Anxiety

How I Got Rid Of My Social Anxiety

I was a mess and I knew perfectly well I couldn’t take responsibility for my recovery, I couldn’t man up and take the matters into my own hands – they would slip right through them. I was a puppet and my social anxiety was pulling the strings.

Climbing Back from the Brink

Climbing Back from the Brink

Welcome back Matthew, I missed you.

A Crow From Beyond: The Roots of True Therapy

A Crow From Beyond: The Roots of True Therapy

If you are struggling to find the right therapist for you–have you ever considered seeking out someone who has the same, spiritual beliefs as you do? If you are Catholic– a Catholic Therapist–for example. For me–I feel this was the fundamental key that had been missing from all of my other therapy sessions.

The Healing Power of a Dog

The Healing Power of a Dog

Suffering, medications, endless crying, panic, electric shock therapy, more medications, hospitalizations, trans-cranial magnetic stimulation, more medications, more crying, hopelessness, talk therapy, and more opinions than I can count, that was my life for the last 17 years. My challenges with mental health began at the age of 18 and proved to be much harder to […]

Working to Heal

Working to Heal

Growing up with an adult who suffered from severe mood swings and outbursts made my young life very confusing. I never knew what the day would bring. People with Bipolar, Borderline, or Narcissistic Personality Disorder have unpredictable behaviors. A lot of blaming and shaming is involved. As a young kid, I was on the receiving […]

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. […]

Therapy and Treatment Make the Difference

Therapy and Treatment Make the Difference

“There is a much deeper relationship that you gain here you really talk to these girls, you find out what their journey and path has been. You’re like ‘wow’ I can really relate to this.”

My Recovery From An Abusive Relationship

My Recovery From An Abusive Relationship

My recovery story begins when I asked for help getting out of an abusive relationship. I was dating a guy who gave no regard to me or my body. He made me have sex with him and do sexual things every time we were together. I was afraid of him. I never directly said no […]

Bipolar Depression and Misdiagnosis

Bipolar Depression and Misdiagnosis

I was born in January 1964 an Aquarian…. I did really well at High School and left with 5 Highers (3A and 2B) I chose not to go to university and started working in Central Regional Council as a trainee accountant. This was not what I really wanted to do… actually would have liked to […]

A Story of Eating Disorder Recovery

A Story of Eating Disorder Recovery

“But now I know that I’m not a mistake. I wasn’t created ugly. None of us are.
Sometimes I look in the mirror and see ugly. Sometimes I get caught up in looks and weight. I’d be lying if I said I didn’t still find some sort of self-worth in how much I weigh. But that’s why I choose recovery. That’s why I choose to fight and try to help others through my story. I am nowhere near perfect, but I hope I can encourage and inspire others.”