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Living with: Borderline Personality Disorder

Imani Summer writes the Summer Starts to Shine blog, and she is also a Mind media volunteer and fundraiser, vlogger, and passionate mental health campaigner. All Human Here asked her to guest blog about life with a complex mental health diagnosis, and here, she shares her thoughts with us: How did you feel when you first received your [...]

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Coping with family visits: five tips

Family time is precious, but it can also be stressful - especially over the holidays. Here are five tips on how to cope with relatives who are coming to stay. Visits can be especially hard if you have the background pressure of dealing with a mental health problem. You may not particularly want to talk about [...]

Never mix your hashtags

Today is pancake day and people will be making a huge mess in their kitchens with eggs, flour and milk. Elsewhere, there will be people feeling alone and suicidal. These two facts coexist in our mixed up, multifaceted world. People enjoying themselves. People alone and in despair. But when I saw a list of hashtags at [...]

Why stigma exists…

Featured post: A very detailed look at why there is so much discomfort in talking about mental health: Whenever someone begins to talk about mental health people squirm with embarrassment, and a feeling of general discomfort, but why is that? Everyone has mental health, good or bad, yet as a society we do not like to recognise [...]

The erosion of civility

Featured extract: Have you been berated by a stranger? Do you snap when things don't go your way? Here's why restoring civility to everyday life is crucial for mental sanity and social functioning... Read more in Psychology Today's The Erosion of Civility