Monthly Archives: October 2013

A Step Back or a Step Forward?

This is just a short update on the anxiety/panic front. As you’ll be aware from my recent blogs, I’m starting work soon (4th November).  I usually deal with high anxiety on a daily basis – feeling sick, feeling of dread, … Continue reading

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Old Habits and Some Good News

This blog post mentions suicide and self harm. If you find these subjects distressing or  they might potentially affect your wellbeing, please read with caution. As mentioned in my last blog post, I had an interview yesterday at Rochdale CAB. … Continue reading

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Shame, Self-compassion & a Sprinkling of Other Stuff

I’ve recently had a rather short and abruptly ending period of Happymental (what my consultant labels as Hypomania). I felt the build-up for 2 weeks and then had a 2 week full-on Happymental episode. This is my shortest episode for … Continue reading

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The End of a Chapter…and the Beginning of a New

Well, today was the end of a chapter of my life. I was initially assessed for the Outpatient DBT programme (at a neighbouring trust) 5 & ½ months into a section 3. I had had numerous and lengthy hospitalisations prior … Continue reading

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