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anxiety,Depression,Healing,Life Experience,Motivation,Suicidal

Date : February 4, 2016Comments : 1

The Borderline Way To Recovery

Diagnosis

BPD, PTSD, Dissociation, Depersonalisation, Depression, Anxiety and Psychosis. Phew!

(Quite accomplished for 20 years old, I’d say!)

Do you ever wonder what to do with all your diagnoses? How do you get on that elusive journey to recovery? How do you get to a place where you don’t need a diagnosis? Because, funnily enough, the issue with mental health is that, although the psychiatrists mean well in being orderly and efficient, these labels stick like mud. Once diagnosed we are branded with stigma for life. Oh, the shame!

Shame? Maybe once but not any more. Stigma fighters, survivors and mental health advocates such as myself have been tweeting, sharing, liking but above all communicating with the unified mission of eradicating stigma on a world wide scale and promoting recovery. I am doing so through my autobiographical writing which you can find on Wattpad: read my work in progress BPD & Me: Confessions of a Drama Queen

Something which I have discovered on my own journey of recovery is that these multiple diagnoses definitely do not define me in any way shape or form. I am not my mental illness. I am Emerald Grace, daughter, sister, mental health activist, author and poet, etc. I am me so why don’t you be you? Continue reading “The Borderline Way To Recovery”

getting good sleep

Depression,Healing

Date : September 30, 2015Comments : 2

The importance of sleeping when healing from depression

Sleeping is a great tool for healing a lot of mental illness particularly after a bad breakdown. When your mind is full of too many thoughts, particularly of a negative variety, sleeping can still your mind and help heal you from over thinking things when it has become too overbearing.

Ensuring you get a good night’s sleep each evening is vitally important for the way you feel when you wake up. In this blog post we discuss sleeping and why it is so important for a balanced mind and to help you on your journey through depression or anxiety.

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gives energy to learn new skills

Alt Therapy,Depression,Healing

Date : September 20, 2015Comments : 0

Listening to positive music can help with depression

Many believe that music has no benefit than simply to entertain us or create an ambience in the air but music can in fact be a great tool for many of our daily lives including the ability to lift depression. In this blog post we are going to discuss music, its affect on our brain and what music you choose to listen to is so important in helping you in your battle with depression.

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Depression,Healing,Motivation

Date : September 17, 2015Comments : 0

Change can be very hard but necessary and REWARDING

Change, no one likes change. For many, it may be one of the most difficult experiences to experience and will be avoided at all costs but is precisely on creating change that can make life more worthwhile and also break barriers that are keeping us from moving forward.

In this blog post we are going to discuss change and how important it is for those who are trying to tackle depression and anxiety and how although it is tough, can be very rewarding.

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Healing,Life Experience

Date : June 30, 2015Comments : 0

Teach A Man To Fish…

By Stewart Bint

There’s an old saying: “Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day. Teach a man how to fish and he feeds himself for life.”

The same is true of coping strategies. A good coping strategy means we can all better manage our day-to-day struggles without constant input from mental health professionals who play a major role at the beginning of our illness. Continue reading “Teach A Man To Fish…”

soul tree, painting by J Wilson

Alt Therapy,Art,Depression,Healing,Mens Mental Health

Date : April 29, 2015Comments : 1

Using art as a tool for healing depression

I may be a little biased having spent my whole life studying and creating art for a living but art is one of the most therapeutic things you can do to bring a sense of balance in a very chaotic world. In this blog post I discuss the positive effects of art, both in creating and viewing it on the mental health of individuals. Continue reading “Using art as a tool for healing depression”

Depression,Healing,Self Esteem

Date : April 5, 2015Comments : 0

The importance of forgiveness in healing your mind

When we are wronged by somebody or we make bad decisions for our life we get annoyed, frustrated and disappointed with ourselves and enraged by the perpetrator in question, but like the old saying goes, ‘anger is like holding a hot coal in your hand expecting someone else to get burnt’ and sometimes its better to try to understand the power that forgiveness can have in you dealing with your problems.

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