mental illness

Walking the Borderline to Self-Mastery: Defining The MVP

Last Mental Health Monday, I mentioned the Most Valuable Person, and re-reading the post, I realized I didn’t define it well. I mentioned going through multiple MVPs, but let’s go through what I mean by that. When I say the Most Valuable Person, or MVP in the context of Borderline Personality Disorder, I mean the …

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Walking the Borderline to Self-Mastery: The Beginning and the Role of the MVP

“She could do so much better if she would only apply herself.” That, in a sentence, is the story of my childhood. The issue was, I was applying myself. To all the things that wouldn’t serve me in the end. See, I applied myself to being all things to all people. All. The. Time. So …

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Lifting the Clouds: The Effects of Medication in Mental Illness

I feel like doing again. It’s probably the meds. Mental disorders can kill motivation. Not just kill. Murder with extreme prejudice. Before Abilify, I can’t remember the last time I played guitar for me. That for me? That’s critical. Until last week, the thought of picking up a guitar brought the pain of a thousand …

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Mental Health Awareness: Is Villainizing Self-diagnosis Entirely A Good Idea?

Yesterday, I got into the trenches and cover some heavy stuff.  Life is heavy sometimes, and nothing we do will change the reality that it will, on occasion, beat us down, then kick us while we’re on the ground.  In fact, just a quick Google on “frequency of mental illness in the US” and you’ll …

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