Tag Archives: NHS

Time flies!

WordPress emailed me today and told me that it had been 8 months since I last blogged, and so I felt I should probably get myself back on her and reach out to you all again – I hope this post finds you all healthy and happy. So much has happened in the last 8 […]

Sample WRAP (Wellness Recovery Action Plan)

I was just sorting through some paperwork at home and came across the WRAP (Wellness Recovery Action Plan) that was given to me when I was discharged by my CPN from the care of the NHS mental health teams. I was given a blank template and a completed version sample to give me ideas and […]

Back in the land of the living (Plus On-line DBT Homework Lessons)

Hi Guys – Sorry I have been AWOL for so long. Following on from my last post, I decide I would come off Escitalopram and in hindsight came off a little too quickly. I halved the dose for nearly two weeks then simply stopped taking it, and the results were horrific. I simply have NEVER […]

Having a child when you have Borderline Personality Disorder

As far back as I can remember, I have wanted to have a family, but when I got ill I stopped believing it would ever happen. Now I have met James, I have allowed the thought to enter my head again, but obviously not until the time is right. I want to be in a […]

Still feeling good

I want to keep posting while I am feeling good to show you guys that things CAN go well whilst living with this horrible disorder. I have been, on the whole, feeling very positive now for a little while, and despite issues arising (with my Mum etc) or confrontational situations, I have dealt with them […]

I did it, I gave blood! *potentially triggering picture of old scars*

On Friday I did something I am soooo proud of. Despite being nervous around needles, I did something I have been meaning to do for years and gave blood. It was pretty bad but I am going again in 3 months. I hope my blood saves somebody! Photo evidence!

Free online DBT course (with marked homework assignments)

I feel like all my prayers have been answered. I am still on a waiting list for DBT through the NHS and have been struggling through the DBT modules on my own, when I come across an online DBT group that not only gives you a weekly DBT lesson by email, they set you homework, […]

A million steps back. *ED Trigger*

Yesterday started badly anyway. I weighed myself, although I knew I shouldn’t, to find I had put on a pound. It was stupid, it was probably water weight, but it set my mood to negative before I had even started. I went to work, and was getting on with things but it was steady progress […]

Why is the National Health Service so bad?

I know I should be grateful that in this country we get free healthcare (although when you think about it it isn’t completely free as we pay for it through taxes) but I am starting to feel completely let down by the NHS. I had an appointment this afternoon with a psychiatrist but Karen the […]

Crap NHS

So I know I should be grateful for the free healthcare provided by the national health service in this country, but sometimes I really feels as though they just don’t give a damn. I have been chasing my referral for DBT for over 3 months now but just seem to be going in circles. This […]