Last Monday I kicked off my Mental Health series with a fabulous guest post from Beth all about her experience with Borderline Personality Disorder which you can read here. Today’s post from Kirstie at Komoberi sorts the facts from fiction when it comes to BPD. This purpose of this post is, I guess, to inform and educate. There are many people who have heard of but have no idea what Borderline Personality Disorder is or are ridiculously misinformed of it and believe many of the myths and misconceptions. Hopefully, I am here to help this! I was diagnosed with BPD this year and, I think…

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When Lauren from It’s Lauren Victoria messaged me to say she’d be happy to write a guest post for my mental health series, I had no idea she would produce such an incredible and comprehensive and useful post. So here is your wonderful one stop shop to supporting others who are dealing with any form of mental health issue. Hello there! What a great opportunity it is to guest post about mental health over on Rachel’s blog and speak about something that is so crucial to helping those who suffer with mental health. This includes the support we offer the sufferer. This…

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Despite being the fifth most common phobia, emetophobia is still relatively unknown, so sometimes it can be hard for family and friends to understand. Thankfully, the lovely Melissa from Geek Magnifique has some tips to help loved ones have a better idea of what’s going on. If you know someone with emetophobia (a fear of vomit/vomiting) I’m sure you’ve often had questions. Maybe they seem unusually nervous or have adopted strange habits and you just want to understand what’s going through their head. Emetophobia is a difficult and at times debilitating phobia that can have a serious impact on a person’s quality…

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It’s easy to forget just how important it is to love ourselves, especially when we’re struggling with a mental illness.  Chloe from Chloe Metzger has some top tips to help you love yourself that little bit more. Loving yourself in the deepest depths of  a mental illness can feel impossible. I know, because I’ve been there. When the demons in your head are the only thing you can hear and they’re adamant that you are worthless, the lowest of the low and not to be loved. It’s because that’s their horrible little hobby, to tell you these lies. It is possible though,…

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If there’s something we don’t talk about enough it’s self harm. It can be a scary topic to bring up and maybe you’re just not sure how to approach the subject. Grace from Grace Believed talks about the do’s and dont’s of talking to people who self harm. Self harm is something that affects so many more people than we realise, it is such a hidden and taboo mental health difficulty and I want this to change! As a suffer myself I have experienced my fair share of shame and absolute fear of becoming vocal about my experience of self harm Self…

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