Episode 46 – My Battle With Borderline

Borderline Personality Disorder Awareness Week

Over the course of this week, we’ve been looking at Borderline Personality Disorder.  So, in this episode I talk more about my recent BPD diagnosis, how it affects me and how I believe I’ve had it for a lot longer than I initially would have suspected.  Why not join me?

Useful Links:
Mind.org.uk – Self-care for BPD
The Harrowing Void
Understanding Self-Harm

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Episode 45 – How Do I Make Others Understand?

The last two questions in my 6 Big Mental Health Questions series, we look at how to make other people understand and what we do after.  Difficult questions to answer, yet very important ones to find answers to, so I look into them more.

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Talking Things Through
Before the Morning
Overcoming Anxiety
Practically Perfect
Resources

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Episode 44 – Will I Ever Be Me Again?

Getting Back to Me

Will I ever be me again?  When struggling with mental health conditions, that question is often not far from us.  We wonder if we will ever get back to the way we were, before our illness.  In some cases, the illness is lifelong, but sometimes we get through.  So will I ever be me again?

In this episode, I also look at the third question in my 6 Big Mental Health Questions, which asks where we can find support.  After all, sometimes we feel like places of support aren’t so obvious, and they can be hard to come by.  Why not join me?

Any questions about this episode, please direct them to alex.davies@pushingbacktheshadows.com or visit any of our social media accounts to get in touch.  Remember you’re not alone!

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Our Resources Page
The Butterfly and the Diamond

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Episode 43 – How Do I Cope With This?


The second question in My 6 Big Mental Health Questions series asks the important one about coping with mental illness.  Whether newly diagnosed or not, a “veteran” sufferer or someone still finding their feet, it’s a question we’ve all asked at some point.  Well here are some of the ways I cope, some of the things that you can do and much more…with a surprise twist.

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It’s OK Not To Be OK
Successful Self-Care
Float, Don’t Fight
Knowing When Not To Fight

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Episode 42 – What Did I Do To Deserve This?

My 6 Biggest Mental Health Questions part 1 – What Did I Do To Deserve This?

We are told that we deserve what we’re going through.  If we are going through it, surely we deserve it, don’t we?  After all, we must have done something in a previous life, or we don’t have enough faith, or we’re just doing something wrong.  Or are we…?  In this 5-part series, I answer my 6 biggest mental health questions.

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Why I’m a Christian but Have a Problem With Religion

 
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Episode 41 – A Matter of Give and Take

What Do We Give?

In today’s world, there is a lot of emphasis on taking, but not so much on giving.  Sometimes we wonder what we have to give.  After all, we are mentally ill, so what can we give?  The answer is simple, and might surprise you.

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Episode 5 – Practise the Pause

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Episode 40 – Float, Don’t Fight


When I advertised the Harrowing Void on Twitter the other day, someone wished me luck for floating across it. That set me thinking…how often do we fight the currents and courses our mental health tries to take us down? Perhaps it’s better to just float. Why? Find out in this episode!

Useful Links:

The Harrowing Void

Practising Self-Care

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Episode 39 – The Next Chapter


I love reading, I love books and for some reason, chapters resonate with me.  We all have these unwritten chapters, as I’ve mentioned before, but what about the other chapters? This is my next chapter, my new diagnosis, and a big secret I’ve not yet told anyone…

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Episode 38 – Dying Light: A Life With Depression

Dying Light

Dying Light…a survival game full of zombies, thugs and terrors of the darkness.  You are a GRE operative tasked with retrieving a stolen file and you get caught up in the middle of the quarantined and infected city of Harran.  But…what does this have to do with mental health?  I’ve talked about how I love video games, but this is different.  Take a walk with me as I bring a refreshing and surprising twist on this amazing video game!

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A Frank Discussion feat. Hope Virgo

Eating Disorders with Hope Virgo

We are very pleased to welcome special guest Hope Virgo.  Author of Stand Tall Little Girl, to our podcast to have a discussion about eating disorders.  For our Eating Disorder Awareness week, we are looking at the issues surrounding anorexia and bulimia, what people who suffer with them go through and much more!  In this episode, Hope talks about her own struggle with anorexia and has an important message for others who struggle.  Join Cheryl and Alex as they discuss it with her.

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