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Keeping my home clean helps clear my mind and reduce anxious thoughts. I can't think straight when my surroundings are cluttered, and my mind feels bogged down by the mess. A structured cleaning routine encourages me to keep my space organized, which helps me focus during working hours and leisure time.
Masking borderline personality disorder (BPD) is a high-wire act, teetering between societal acceptance and personal exhaustion. It’s an everyday performance where I suppress traits that might draw judgment, becoming a chameleon to blend into what’s deemed acceptable. BPD masking is draining, leaving me feeling like I’ve been hit by a truck by the time I get home. The car ride home is a solitary purge of pent-up frustration and angst.
Dealing with binge eating disorder has been challenging for me, but I found that organizing my fridge to promote healthier eating habits has been effective. By carefully arranging my food, I've reduced my temptation to binge and supported more mindful eating. In short, an organized fridge helps quell my binge eating disorder.
I recently started wondering if self-compassion can help with bipolar disorder. This is because I'm in a dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) group, and people there seem crazy about it. It's also something I tend not to show myself. I have my reasons for being that way, but I'm reconsidering whether self-compassion can help with bipolar disorder.
My name is Kelly Waters, the new author of "Bipolar Vida," and I live with bipolar disorder type 1, attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), and autism. I am a creative, free-spirited person with a passion for sharing my mental health story, working to erase stigma, and making others feel less alone with their mental health struggles. I am excited to bring my experiences to "Bipolar Vida" and the HealthyPlace platform.
After years of living with mental illness, I know one thing for sure: I am tired of being mentally ill. They say normal is boring, but I often find myself longing to be neurotypical. Honestly, I wouldn't wish mental illness on my worst enemy. I am so tired of being mentally ill.
What is an intensive outpatient program (IOP)? I am currently in one, and I have been helped by another before. So, I am going to explain to you what an intensive outpatient program is in this article.
The idea of a "verbal abuse victim" may carry negative connotations. A person who experiences verbal abuse may come across as a helpless victim or as someone exaggerating their situation to receive attention. Unfortunately, how others view verbal abuse victims can change how people react. Rather than getting the support and help a person needs because of verbal abuse, an individual's needs may be ignored or minimized.
I've learned throughout the years that some foods can make my anxiety worse. I've learned this through education, research, and simply through trial and error. As a result, I've learned to stay away from or at least moderate my intake of certain anxiety-worsening foods and drinks.
I have found that trying new activities can be an incredibly effective way to nurture and strengthen self-esteem. Whether it's a hobby, sport, or creative pursuit, stepping out of my comfort zone and embracing new experiences has played a crucial role in building my self-esteem and overall wellbeing.

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Karen Mae Vister
Thanks for the feedback. I like to think my experiences can make a difference for someone else, so this meant a lot to read.
Helpless Human
Same happened to me through the years, I used hardworking as a coping mechanism to bring my self perception from black to white.
you know what white and black mean to BPD.
Macy R.
Hi,Believe me its not hard to feel like a baby while wearing a diaper and rubberpants for bedwetting! Just after i turned 12,i started my puberty and the bedwetting came along with it.My parents got me cloth diapers,diaper pins,rubberpants,babypowder,and diaper rash ointment from various websites.The diapers were thick,just like regular baby diapers and the diaper pins were in pink,yellow and blue and some with teddy bear and duck heads!The rubberpants they got me were in adult size in pastel colors and some with nursery prints on them that i wasn't overly crazy about.Every night before bedtime,i took a quick shower,while mom laid the folded diaper in the center of my bed with the pins,and rubberpants beside it.After my shower, i had to lay down naked on the diaper,mom would rub the rash ointment on me then apply the babypowder.The diaper was then brought up and the corners pinned with the diaper pins.After the diaper was adjusted,i would raise up my legs and mom would pull the rubberpants up my legs and over the diaper and adjust them.Since they were adult size,they fit me blousy and bulged out.After they were on,i would put on my nightgown,go and give dad a hug,then get into bed.The rubberpants crinkled as i walked and made me feel like a baby!A couple of months later,the one night i had a pair of the nursery print rubberpants on over my diaper,and started sucking my thumb!I don't know why i did it,but it made me feel very babyish! Then a short time later,i started sucking my thumb while mom was putting the diaper and rubberpants on me and she thought it was cute! A few days later,as i was about to lay down on the diaper,mom brought out a pacifier and stuck it in my mouth and told me it is better than sucking my thumb,so from then on,i used the pacifier while mom was diapering me.My bedwetting went on all thru 13 and 14 and i got to feeling more and more like a baby! When i was 14,i had my first sleepover with two of my closest friends and they watched mom put the diaper and rubberpants on me,then they told me they wanted to be diapered also,so mom put a diaper and rubberpants on them also,so i wasnt the only one in a diaper!My bedwetting went on all thru 14 and two months into 15 and that was hard,being 15 and like a baby at night.My bedwetting ended and mom was sad that she didnt get to diaper me anymore.The last time i wore the diaper and rubberpants was on my confirmation day in May under my required white floor length dress with the veil.I had the required white tights over them and mom loved it!
not disclosing
Trust someone that had allergic reaction with 8 bottles, If God does not want you in Heaven yet
you will not die!
Emelia
I did all those things you regret not doing.. I brought my .3 children up alone, everything home cooked, took them everywhere, tried to be the perfect mom. They would admit this, but as they got into their early 20s, they began to discard me and it's now all about their partners parents. They have even tracked down their long lost father and all is forgotten. My long years of struggle don't matter,. So I don't think you need to beat yourself up because you didn't make home cooked meals..I know of terrible parents who's adult children adore them. It's the luck of the draw how they turn out, however good or bad you brought them up. I could not have done more, yet mine have no time for mem. I'm done with the crying after so many years of this....I'm now just numb...i will never really from a broken heart.