Link – Growing Up With an Abusive Parent: Borderline Personality Disorder

Link – Growing Up With an Abusive Parent: Borderline Personality Disorder

This is so very true, and such a struggle for those of us who grew up constantly being criticized, belittled, and abused. “In this case, the words that hurt, the words of abuse, are constant reminders of what others thought of us. Absent of any positive reinforcement, these words may have become hardwired within us….

Link – UK Mental Health Study

Link – UK Mental Health Study

This is a really interesting, but quite lengthy, read. Brandwatch put together a large survey of UK social media conversations. We analyzed over 12 million conversations to understand how mental health is discussed online. A couple of interesting takeaways I got, though I’m sure you may come away with different ones: Clearly events like Mental Heath…

Link – The Most Unrealistic Expectation of Them All

Link – The Most Unrealistic Expectation of Them All

This post isn’t necessarily about abuse survivors, but I think it applies. Healing from abuse is similar, there are good days and then there are not so good days. Both are OK. We bombard ourselves with a litany of questions: Why the heck am I sooo tired? What’s wrong with me? Why does this always…

Link – Why I Want People To Stop Mentioning My Suicide Attempt

Link – Why I Want People To Stop Mentioning My Suicide Attempt

This is important if someone you know has survived an attempt, or is even going through struggles with their mental health: I love that you love me. I love that you accept it has happened and haven’t buried it under the carpet. But please, don’t mention it. My suicide attempt is mine. There are so many emotions…