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My name is Michael. I’m 33 and I am a university undergraduate currently studying for my first degree. This is how I generally see myself. At the age of 14 I was diagnosed with a version of schizophrenia.  At the time, the world was a different place  - for one, labels and stigma were a lot more prominent than today. I...

My name's Laura. I have borderline personality disorder, and I'm sad to say I used to be very ashamed of that. When I was unwell I told people out of necessity, but as I became better and behaved more "normally" I stopped disclosing because I was afraid of what people would think of me. I've wanted to train as a...

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...

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