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Mindfulness Helps People with BPD

Mindfulness is the core skill taught in Dialectical Behavior Therapy, but how exactly does it help people with Borderline Personality Disorder? One summary of the research by UCLA reported on the positive correlation between meditating and positive affect, as well as...

When You Have More Than One Diagnosis

Often a mental illness is accompanied by one or more additional diagnoses.  These illnesses may go undetected when they are lost in the shadows from the limelight cast on the main problem, whether it be depression, anxiety, BPD, etc. My own doctor specifies some of...

Dealing with Chronic Mental Illness

Lifelong mental illness requires constant monitoring by doctors, caregivers, and by ourselves.  Not a day goes by that we can afford to skip the check-ins with ourselves and the action steps necessary to keep us from going off the deep end.  Making sure we take our...

How to Let Go of Last Year to Start the New

The New Year was originally dedicated to an ancient Roman god of gateways by the name of Janus (think of the word "January"... see the connection?).  Janus had two faces, as a gate faces in and out, one looking backwards to the past and one looking forwards to the...

Featured Guest: Author of My Mental Madness Memoir

First, tell us all about your book!  When did you start writing it, and what led you to the decision to start creating it? My Mental Madness Memoir by [pen name] Stephanie Anne Allen is my TRUE life journey through all the challenges and difficulties I faced due to...

 

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