Knowledge is Power

Originally posted on MINDS LIKE OURS: The more research and reading I did on my mental health condition, the better I understood how it all works. Awareness is key! I have a better control over my emotions than ever before thanks to DBT, research and recovery. I’ll admit, once I was diagnosed four years ago…


Brain Processes Sounds of Emotions Faster than Words | Psych Central News

Source: Brain Processes Sounds of Emotions Faster than Words | Psych Central News


“Releasing is forgiving ourselves for the million things we think we did wrong and the times we thought we were not good enough. You ARE enough!”   – from Merging Worlds

Random Learning

Life doesn’t always go as planned. Plans don’t always go accordingly. Goals change, ideas and thoughts we once had evolve into something bigger. As humans wr make mistakes, we have regrets, sorrows, pains and burdens. However, I’ve learned that mistakes made are valuable lessons learned if you pay attention. We all want to be better […]


In DBT skills group today in the Mindfulness module we spent time thinking about being Non-judgmental when adopting a mindful stance. I went for coffee with another member after group and about three times in every sentence we found ourselves using judgements, usually negative ones directed at ourselves (of course).  We kept stopping one another […]

Brain Differences Tied to Emotional Tumult in Borderline Illness | Psych Central News

Source: Brain Differences Tied to Emotional Tumult in Borderline Illness | Psych Central News

My Saving Grace

I wrote this poem as a tribute to the person I hurt the most whilst being hospitalised and losing myself and my mind completely. Though, in my mind, I had treated her as badly as you could treat another human being, not for one second did she ever consider giving up on me. She was […]

Refusing to conform…

I feel like… I really need a friend right now so I’m turning to the one thing that can’t reject me. My soul. My writing. Selective Mutism Disorder. Thinking back I had it when I was in kindergarten. But back then… disorders werent really disorders. Just behaviors people would chalk up to being socially inept […]

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Series to Focus on Mental Disorders: Course Designed to Help Affected Families – Hawaii Tribune-Herald

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Talent Show A Mild Success

There wasn’t a huge turnout for the Talent Show tonight.  Someone played the guitar while I read some poetry.  There was no winner.  I guess it was a tie.  We both got compliments on our performances.  One of the poems I read was “I Am The Shadow”  It was suggested that I should write something […]

When BPD is Your “Root” Mental Health Issue

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Respecting Emotion & Regulating Emotion: An Introduction to Checking the Facts

Emotions are like a sixth sense because like sight, sound, taste, touch, and smell, they give us important information about our environment that we need to survive. What makes emotions so special is that they help us to act quickly when logical thought is too slow for us to engage in problem-solving. (See Situations below.) However, for people who may be unusually emotionally reactive, sensitive, or have learned to judge or invalidate their emotional sixth sense from culture, values, gender roles, parents, family, loved ones, etc., emotions may not always cause the expected effective response. Therefore, dialectical behavior therapy came up with the skill checking the facts to help us figure out if our emotional responses fit the facts and intensity of a situation and whether an unwanted or distressing emotion needs skills toward accepting and changing or skills toward accepting and tolerating.

Consultation Team Agreements for DBT Peer Support Specialists

Adapted from the Linehan Board of Certification by Rachel Cara Gill For DBT Peer Connections Facebook Group Administrators Consultation Team All DBT Connections Facebook Group Administrators are required to complete the FREE DBT Skills Training E-course prior to joining the consultation team Request to join DBT Peer Connections Facebook Skills Support Group as a general […]

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