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Borderline Personality Trigger: Canceled Plans

Borderline Personality Trigger: Canceled Plans

Borderline personality triggers can include cancelling plans, which is a type of abandonment (it can feel that way to people with borderline). The borderline personality trigger or canceling plans causes me to overreact and feel betrayed. Learn more at HealthyPlace.

There are many borderline personality triggers, but my biggest is canceled plans. With canceled plans comes that common borderline feeling of abandonment all over again (Borderline Personality Disorder Symptoms, Diagnosis). Let’s talk about how much consistency, communication and changes in plans can all lead to a borderline personality trigger for me.

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Feeling Helpless When You’re Suffering from Depression

Feeling Helpless When You’re Suffering from Depression

Feeling helpless is a negative thoughts caused by depression. Depression makes you feel helpless, it makes you blame yourself. See how depression fuels itself on the feelings of helplessness it creates at HealthyPlace. Stop being so hard on yourself. Read this.

Feeling helpless during the worst of my depression made me doubt myself. It seemed like everyone around me was doing just fine on their own and I was constantly asking for help or not following through with things that I needed to do. That’s when I started questioning myself. Am I really depressed or am I just being lazy and trying to get out of something? Am I just afraid to take responsibility? Am I just fooling myself? But did you know that feeling helpless is a depression symptom?

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Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) and New Relationships

Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) and New Relationships

Borderline personality disorder (BPD) makes new relationships difficult. Taking it slow is often difficult for people with BPD, so learning to build a healthy relationship is very important. Learn more about BPD and new relationships at HealthyPlace.

Borderline personality disorder (BPD) and new relationships create a challenge. We all know borderline personalities have an issue with relationships, but is there a way to make it start out more healthy–can we learn to take it slow? Let’s look at the importance of taking it slow with BPD and new relationships, and how borderline can make it difficult to not get caught up in the moment.

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The Problem of Being a People Pleaser with Social Anxiety

The Problem of Being a People Pleaser with Social Anxiety

Being a people pleaser is often caused by social anxiety, or anxiety in general. Learn why we should stop being people pleasers at HealthyPlace and begin feeling the advantages of self-approval over seeking approval from others. You can change from being a people pleaser. Read this.

Being a people pleaser with social anxiety causes problems for me. Social anxiety can pressure us to make other people happy, rather than ourselves. I have spent my life molding myself into a person that I hope other people will like. I adapt my actions, words, and sometimes even beliefs, to make people feel that I’m agreeing with them.

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Borderline Dissociation and Regaining Reality

Borderline Dissociation and Regaining Reality

Borderline dissociation makes you feel like you're losing your grip on reality. Sometimes it feels like no one understands, but at HealthyPlace you'll learn about the confusion caused by borderline dissociation, and possibly more important, you'll learn that you're not alone. Take a look.

Borderline dissociation is one of the most confusing things to deal with as a person who struggles with borderline personality disorder (BPD). How do we learn how to create a solid reality rather than having to constantly regain what we think is the reality? Is it ever going to get easier? I don’t know if I’m confused because I feel nothing from the borderline dissociation or more confused because I can’t figure out which reality is better.

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The Depressing Side of Living with Chronic Pain

The Depressing Side of Living with Chronic Pain

Living with chronic pain makes me feel like I'm not good enough. Chronic pain takes so much from my life--more than my mental illness. Do you know how I feel?

It’s so hard living with chronic pain–something that people can’t see from the outside–and constantly feeling the need to justify how you feel or act towards others. Being someone with both mental and physical health problems have left me on a rollercoaster of never feeling like I’m good enough.

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Mental Illness in Youth: How It Can Start, Clues It Is There

Mental Illness in Youth: How It Can Start, Clues It Is There

Mental illness in youth can come across as a phase your child will outgrow, but kids don't grow out of mental illness. How do you see mental illness in youth?

Mental illness in youth can be triggered by many life events and it’s not always easy to spot. After all, when you’re a child, you’re constantly discovering new emotions. But where do we draw the line? When do we decide that it’s a little more than just the common emotions of growing up? The quicker we see mental illness in youth, the better.

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Bipolar’s Racing Thoughts Can Bring Up Bad Memories

Bipolar’s Racing Thoughts Can Bring Up Bad Memories

Bipolar's racing thoughts can bring up repressed memories. It's best to face those memories and bipolar's racing thoughts head on. Here's how I cope.

One of the hardest symptoms of bipolar disorder is racing thoughts. These racing thoughts can lead to flashbacks of things you’ve tried to forget. When I’m manic, I’m left with little-to-no sleep because I just can’t seem to shut my mind off. I’m left reliving every bad thing that has happened to me and I begin to obsess about everything that could happen to me. Bipolar’s racing thoughts are hard to deal with.

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Depression Killed Chester Bennington

Depression Killed Chester Bennington

Depression killed Chester Bennington, but his lost battle with depression doesn't make him weak. Depression can affect anyone, even the celebrities we admire.

Last week, Linkin Park front man Chester Bennington died by suicide, just a little over a month after depression killed Chris Cornell. In the wake of a celebrity’s suicide, people often say things like, “It just goes to show that money and fame will never make you happy,” and, “I wonder what drove them to it.” The answer is simple: depression killed Chester Bennington.

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The Stress of PMS and Its Impact on Women’s Mental Health

The Stress of PMS and Its Impact on Women’s Mental Health

The stress of premenstrual syndrome (PMS) and the impact on women’s mental health is a topic that applies to women who fear this time of the month due to extreme emotional behavior and discomfort (Hormones and Women’s Mental Health). A mental disorder, such as my diagnosis of bipolar, consists of high ups and low downs — a disorder filled with extremes. The combination of PMS and a mood disorder is riskier than PMS without a mental disorder. Recently, I have noticed as I near menstruation, depressive thoughts and emotions intensify to an extent that concerns me. To add to the apprehension of this monthly upheaval, there are serious disorders related to PMS that have major impacts on women’s mental health.

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