Tag Archives: stigma

Anxiety and worry are not the same

It has come to my attention that some people seem to think that the words worry and anxiety can be interchangeable.  Nope.  They aren’t the same at all.  One is a fleeting thought, while the other is a debilitating mental illness.

Yesterday, I read this post which told the story of one woman’s experience with untreated post natal anxiety.  Eva has also shared her story here on my blog.  The post also went on to discuss the impact that a Facebook post could have had on an anxious new mum.

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The realities of an insanity defense

pleading insanity

*The following post is an account of my experience with seeking a mental health defense.  If you or someone else believes that they have a case of a mental health defense please seek legal advice.*

Every time a person commits a crime that people believe is out of the scope of a mentally well person, the comment sections of news sites are filled with comments about the person ‘getting away with it’ because they are mentally ill.  Almost 8 years ago I committed a crime.  A crime that is classified as a violent crime.  I was mentally unwell, and yet I didn’t ‘get away’ with anything.

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The History of Borderline Personality Disorder

history of borderline

Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) was first included in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM) in the third edition which was released in 1980.  However the term borderline was first used in the medical profession by a psychologist named Adolf Stern*.

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