“This was the first time I told my story for everyone to hear. My story wasn’t an in depth depiction of my situation but sharing some of my fears for all felt good. Also, seeing that many people share the same feelings as I do was comforting that I am not alone. I always knew I wasn’t alone, however the stories on this blog site is like group therapy. Being that I do not always do well in groups, this site is a refreshing alternative. Having accepted my mental illness, I carry on the best I can. I will continue visiting this site to gain further insight from real life experiences by Trish and her Guest Bloggers.” ~ JL
Kathryn’s mind is always trying to find answers to questions about her identity; the main questions being 1) Is my relationship right for me? and 2) Am I gay? This leads her to a diagnosis of ROCD (Relationship OCD) and HOCD (Homosexual OCD).
Tora has experienced much in her life; abuse, sexual assault, abandonment, feelings of worthlessness. Getting her life on track, she felt the trauma was behind her. Then she began to have daily seizures which were diagnosed as Psychogenic Non-Epileptic Seizures (PNES).
NM was angry, depressed, confused and anxious after learning of her husband’s infidelity. It took regaining her self-love and self-worth through years of therapy to finally being able to walk away for good.
Dee Chan explores how forgiveness of childhood trauma allowed her to take the first steps toward BPD recovery.
Graeme struggles with his body image not being “manly” and “normal” and details what goes on in his head about his thin appearance.