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Hospital Psychiatric Treatment and Health Insurance


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While many people are successfully treated by their GP or a psychologist for mental health conditions, it may sometimes be necessary to receive psychiatric treatment in a hospital or stand alone unit setting.  If this is the case for you, you may worry about how the costs will be met and whether health insurance cover can help you out with this. read more

6 Things being mobile free taught me


Last week, due to a technical glitch with transferring my details from one sim to another I was without a working mobile for from Tuesday morning until Friday night.  It was a frustrating week, especially because there was nothing that I could do to speed up the situation.  However I did learn a few things along the way. read more

Caged by a diagnosis


When I first started this blog I didn’t reveal what mental illness I had been diagnosed with.  I left it as a kind of vague depression with self harm tendencies.  I was worried about revealing that I had Borderline Personality Disorder.  I was buying into the stigma that I was fighting.  There was also the worry that I would be boxed in by my diagnosis.For many years I struggled with my sense of self and where my place is in the world.  My place in this world is something I still struggle with but I don’t struggle so much anymore with the who I am as person.  I struggle with naming positive attributes, but I know who I am.  However recently I am finding that the anxiety that has become my newest BFF has plunged me back into a place of doubt. read more

Things the CPAP Machine has taught me

For just over 2 weeks I have been using a CPAP machine to help me breathe while I sleep.  It’s been an interesting couple of weeks, that’s for sure.  I’ve learned a few things about my breathing and my sleeping habits.

I had no idea whether I breath out of my nose or my mouth.

Do you know, without thinking about it, whether you breathe out of your nose or your mouth?  I had no idea, hence why I have a full mask. read more