Mental Illness: Is Society Making Us Sick? Part Two

I'm continuing my exploration of the factors that contribute to mental ill health, and BPD in particular, constantly referencing my own experience and trying as much as possible to gain insights which will help myself and others on our journey through life. I’m hoping that this deepened understanding will help to develop compassion in others … Continue reading Mental Illness: Is Society Making Us Sick? Part Two

Mental Illness: Is society making us sick? Part One

The Multiple Causes of Mental IllnessWe're slowly trying to build a picture of the factors that contribute to mental illness. Not for the purposes of having something or someone to blame as this just keeps us stuck, but instead to increase our understanding and awareness so that we have a clearer idea of what we … Continue reading Mental Illness: Is society making us sick? Part One

Mental Illness: Born with Imperfection, Living with Compassion

In a recent post I looked at the role that parenting plays in the onset of Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD). I wanted to draw attention away from what most people who don’t live with this illness experience – the behaviours – and look at the causes, because hopefully if we understand the causes we can … Continue reading Mental Illness: Born with Imperfection, Living with Compassion

Mental Illness: The Bruising Effect of the Dysfunctional Childhood

In my next couple of posts, I’m going to share in simple terms what I’ve learned about the two major contributors to emotional illness – a dysfunctional family life during childhood and natural temperament. I hope that by spending a few minutes reading this you will be able to get a better understanding of how … Continue reading Mental Illness: The Bruising Effect of the Dysfunctional Childhood