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Please note that this blog discusses suicidal feelings. Many people cringe at the phrases, ‘emotionally unstable personality disorder’ and, ‘borderline personality disorder’. They don’t sound particularly inviting. People hide away from it or stigmatise it because they don’t understand what it is like to experience it....

I know exactly how my friend Samantha* feels every time we meet.  It’s written all over her face.  My heart sinks every time I see her gorgeous, but sad, drawn face.  It’s the face that says ‘I’m not coping at the moment, I’m sad, I’m depressed’.   Equally my heart lifts every time I see her positive, happy, smiling face...

It’s a lonely old thing this depression malarkey. Having suffered various degrees of depression over the years I find myself at the age of 51 doggedly fighting what is the most profound and desperate black time I have encountered. I continue to function - at work, at home, and socially -but I am dogged by suicidal...

As part of my job, I would encounter mental illness every time I went to work. I loved my job as a mental health nurse as I got to work with very vulnerable people and aid them in starting their recovery journey. I'd had my own mental health issues in the past and had spent the last 4 years on antidepressant medication to...

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