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Bipolar and BPD Support

Bipolar & BPD Support are a new organisation running self management courses for people with bipolar & BPD. We will blog regularly to share experiences of mental health issues and self management to help and support others on their recovery journey.

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Another Hope Entirely

I’m sure it’s no secret to anyone who reads my blog that I struggle with mental health issues.  I have for as long as I can remember.  I was introduced to the mental health system when I was 5–I was diagnosed with ADHD and put on tricyclic antidepressants.  (God only knows why, but that’s another post.)  All was quiet for years, at least on the surface, but in retrospect I realize I was suffering from severe depression as young as 7 or 8.

Trigger warnings:  Suicide, self-harm, eating disorder, abuse (sexual and physical), ECT

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There were some years prior where I wasn’t so lucky, or responsible, or aware of the consequences of my actions and I continue to feel those effects, but I can only now look forward, change what I can, hope for the best, and help others when I am able.

It is my hope that the more of us who gather together to support one another and educate those around us, the faster we can begin to eliminate the stigma that still surrounds us. We are taught to hide in shame from our illnesses in fear of loss in relationships, friendships, and professional credibility. People fear what they do not know, so let’s educate the fear away, raise our voices, and support each other in the cause.

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