Borderline Personality Disorder – feat. Sarah Cardwell

BPD – feat. Sarah Cardwell

First: our BPD event!  Second: a great line-up of guests.  Third: a great video!

Day 3 of our Borderline Personality Disorder Awareness Week, together with all the guests we’ve got in store for you.  We we’re thrilled to introduce Sarah Cardwell who, as well as me, struggles with borderline personality disorder.  Furthermore, she’s agreed to share her story with us – and you – so that we can spread more awareness for it because she, also, believes it doesn’t get enough awareness.  Additionally, she has a message at the end of the video that she wants you to remember, not to mention the great content that’s on her website and on her social media accounts.

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About Sarah Cardwell:Sarah Cardwell - Borderline Personality Disorder Sufferer

Sarah Cardwell is a new blogger having recently been diagnosed with Emotionally Unstable Personality Disorder/ Borderline Personality Disorder in January 2018. In light of that diagnosis, she blogs about her own mental health experiences.  Furthermore, she has been under a mental health team since 1998.  You can read more of Sarah’s blogs on Mental health, borderline personality disorder, anxiety, ovarian cancer, family life & her work at

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How To Overcome Anxiety

For those of us who get it, anxiety can be crippling. It’s difficult to get ourselves past it, but there are ways that we can overcome our anxieties. Here, I share my tips for overcoming yours today.

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More Than You Think I Am

I Am More

We are more than you think we are.  I guarantee it!  How well do you know me?  Perhaps not very well.  What about the person sat next to or opposite you?  Perhaps all you know is what you see.  But we are more than you think we are.  Moreover, we are more than our mental health diagnosis.  I explore this further, telling you a little bit about me that you don’t know.

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Storms – A Picture of Encouragement

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Inspired By A Picture

It’s amazing how people can draw.  Stick men are my limit really.  Tamera, however, can draw and she has drawn this amazing picture, giving us that little bit of hope to go through our day with.  In this video, based on her artwork, I talk about the storms of life and how we can deal with them.  Why not join me?

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No Room For Error

Error…Error…

Ironically, this video was the one that glitched in the upload.  But that error aside, don’t you find that people expect you to be perfectly fine once you show some signs of improvement?  It’s as though they don’t understand that our mental health recovery is a journey, almost like a marathon.  They seem to picture it more as a sprint, a bit like how a broken bone is healed and that’s the end of it.

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Why I Do One Take

Why Do I Do Only One Take?

Most people  do a take in their videos.  If they don’t like it, they scrap it and do more.  They edit their videos and podcasts, choosing to cut out the bits that go wrong.  Me?  I do it in one take…but why?  I find it’s remarkably similar to our lives.  We cut out the bits we don’t like and hide them until we’re happy with the final production.  Should it be like that, though?  To be honest, my answer might surprise you.  Take a listen to find out more.

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What Diagnosis Means For Me

What Does a Diagnosis Mean to Me?

Diagnosis…it’s a difficult thing to be given, as more often than not it’s never good news. After my recent trip to the psychiatrist, I share the news with you and also look at how important a diagnosis is for the sufferer and for friends and family of the sufferer.

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The Good Days and the Other Days

Good Days and Bad Days

We all have those good days and we all have bad days too. It’s dealing with the bad days after the good that is difficult, so how do we do it? I have some tips to get you through the bad days and in this video, I share them with you.

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Practising Self-Care and Pacing Ourselves

Practising self-care sounds selfish but really it’s anything but! If anything, it’s good for us.  We need to look after ourselves before we can look after others, no?  I think so.  Join me as I talk about how I practise self-care in some conventional forms and why I make sure to pace myself even when on a brilliant day.

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Looking Back – Eating Disorder Awareness Week

As we come to the close of our week, Cheryl and I are looking back on the week and what we’ve learnt.  If you missed any of the content, find it at the Eating Disorder Awareness Week event hub!

“Try and remember this, stand strong, keep fighting and don’t ever give up!”

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