Category Archives: counseling

Tales of the office neurotic

I’ve had bouts of anxiety lately. I have no good reason – but anxiety never really needs a reason – sometimes it just presents itself. I don’t know whether it shows a lot – I have no idea what I … Continue reading

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A dog’s tale

Not sure how this is going to go over — ed.  Let’s say you have a dog. It’s a rescue dog. This pooch had been abused as a puppy by its previous owner and then grew up to be passed … Continue reading

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Requiem for my Borderline Brothers and Sisters

Since my diagnosis, I’ve tried to figure out two things based on reading and personal experience. The first is the origin of my Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD). For most people, the origins are in traumatic incidents, most often in childhood. This … Continue reading

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Brain Weasels Attack!

Editor’s Note: I really can be quite humorous at times but lately, as you might have noticed, things have not been going well at all. I write the way I feel and I write, not on a schedule, but when … Continue reading

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BPD for me

OK my psychiatrist didn’t exactly lie. She was just ‘groping for a diagnosis.’ In my life, I’ve been diagnosed as following by a host of mental health professionals: Depression Major Depressive Disorder Incorrigible Asshole Dysthymia General Anxiety Disorder Mood Disorder … Continue reading

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Vanilla Shit, mostly

Once again, today is almost a polar opposite of yesterday. I’m not necessarily depressed, just subdued and tired. I can’t explain it to anyone adequately. I don’t really understand how it happens myself; all I know is that if I … Continue reading

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My Story in ‘My Life and Mental Illness’

Here’s the link: https://mylifeandmentalillness.wordpress.com/2017/04/20/keiths-story/ Here’s the main page: https://mylifeandmentalillness.wordpress.com I’d like to thank Maria for including my story in her blog. I am one of many people who are telling their stories in the fight against the stigma surrounding mental illness. These … Continue reading

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