StopSIM image: compassionate care or criminalisation?
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Serenity Integrated Mentoring: Suicide Attempt? Do Not Pass Go

StopSIM When Skinny Hobbit shared an iNews article with me the other day about the mistreatment of high-service-needs people with mental illness, I had no idea just how deep of a rabbit hole the whole thing would be. The story of Serenity Integrated Mentoring, the NHS (the UK's National Health Service), and the way the… Continue reading Serenity Integrated Mentoring: Suicide Attempt? Do Not Pass Go

What Is... Series (Insights into Psychology)
Insights into Psychology

What Is… Borderline Personality Disorder

In this series, I dig a little deeper into the meaning of psychology-related terms. This week's term is borderline personality disorder. I've contemplated writing this post for a while, and was somewhat reluctant because there are quite a few bloggers out there with borderline personality disorder (BPD), who can certainly tell it a lot better than… Continue reading What Is… Borderline Personality Disorder

book cover: The Dialectical Behavior Therapy Skills Workbook by Matthew McKay, Jeffrey C. Wood, and Jeffrey Brantley
MH@H Book Reviews

Book Review: Dialectical Behavior Therapy Skills Workbook

The Dialectical Behavior Therapy Skills Workbook by Matthew McKay, Jeffrey C. Wood, and Jeffrey Brantley is a self-help workbook that covers the major skills involved in dialectical behavior therapy (DBT). DBT is considered the gold standard for treating borderline personality disorder, but its usefulness isn't limited to people with BPD. DBT is very skills-based, and many… Continue reading Book Review: Dialectical Behavior Therapy Skills Workbook

The role of medications in borderline personality disorder
Mental Illness Treatment

Do Medications Help Borderline Personality Disorder?

Borderline personality disorder (BPD) is a hard to treat condition that can cause significant distress for those living with it. While the gold standard for treatment is psychotherapy, specifically dialectical behaviour therapy (DBT), medications may also play a supporting role, and that's what this post will focus on. Antidepressants Antidepressants, particularly SSRIs, are some of… Continue reading Do Medications Help Borderline Personality Disorder?

The Emerging blogger series on Mental Health @ Home
MH@H Community Features

Emerging Blogger Series: Tigerchelle

This post is by Tigerchelle of Borderline and Beyond. THE WORST AND MOST PAINFUL BPD TRIGGER! One of the things that all those suffering with Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) deal with a variety of times throughout their life is just how insanel tough it is dealing with this element in relationships, and this can happen… Continue reading Emerging Blogger Series: Tigerchelle

The Emerging blogger series on Mental Health @ Home
MH@H Community Features

Emerging Blogger Series: Tina

This week, we have Tina from Really Real Blog, writing on the value of DBT skills. Applying DBT Skills The most life changing program for my mental health has been my DBT (Dialectical Behavior Therapy) Skills Classes. DBT is a method created by Marsha M. Linehan, originally to treat Borderline Personality Disorder, however, now it… Continue reading Emerging Blogger Series: Tina

What Is... Series (Insights into Psychology)
Insights into Psychology

What Is… Invalidation

In this series, I dig a little deeper into the meaning of psychological terms. This week's term is invalidation. Validation conveys acceptance, along with a recognition that someone's thoughts, feelings, or reactions are understandable.  It also serves to communicate that the relationship is important. It doesn't necessarily mean agreeing or approving, something I think is a… Continue reading What Is… Invalidation

Health professional stigma: Borderline personality disorder is a frequent target
Stop the Stigma

Borderline Personality Disorder and Health Care Stigma

People with borderline personality disorder (BPD) face a lot of challenges.  Unhelpful treatment providers shouldn't be among those challenges, but I suspect that all too often, they are. Skills in working with BPD One of my jobs is at a mental health and addictions transitional program.  While some of the staff are licensed mental health… Continue reading Borderline Personality Disorder and Health Care Stigma