“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
Robert was suicidal as he struggled with stress and betrayal. He knew he needed immediate help. He was forced to wait months, left to cope on his own and fighting for his need for therapy.
Raksha used sex to escape her depressive thoughts, to the point it almost killed her. A geographical cure and coping mechanisms have helped her through her recovery.
Dee Chan shares how learned behaviour influenced her experiences with Borderline Personality Disorder and learning skills through Dialectical behavior therapy put her in control again.
Mal shares her experiences with being misdiagnosed and medication failures. Once diagnosed with BPD and she started medication, she realized that her days were not supposed to be spent terrified. Medication helped once again and though she’s not a fan of taking the stuff, she knows that feeling better is worth it.
Bharti shares her prose about what it’s like to check in and remain the day in a psychiatry ward.