This blog is my personal blog about my personal battle with 5 mental illnesses:
1) Persistent Depressive Disorder
2) Major Depressive Disorder
3) Generalized Anxiety Disorder
4) Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
5) Borderline Personality Disorder
Persistent Depressive Disorder is the new diagnosis instead of Dysthymia and I have that with Major Depressive episodes on top of that. Additionally, I have a basic anxiety disorder which means I have constant worry and frequent anxiety attacks that can come on for no apparent reason. I have PTSD from a traumatic childhood. Finally, I have BPD which is probably the most complex disorder I have as it causes the most problems in daily living. This blog primarily focuses on the struggles related to my BPD and PTSD but also includes struggles related to my other mental illnesses. Additionally, I have multiple physical illnesses that may be touched on in this blog as well.
My goal with this blog is primarily to raise awareness and understanding about my personal struggle and decrease stigma about mental illness and the disorders I struggle with personally. I occasionally will write articles on specific topics that are for organizations or to raise awareness about specific aspects of living with mental illness. Most blog posts will be related to and about my personal experiences. Overall, I want to offer hope for others out there. Hope that they are not alone in their struggles. I want to use my struggles to help others. That is what this blog is about. I hope you see this reading my posts. Thanks!