As some of you may know, I’m currently in a Dialectical Behavior Therapy program for Borderline Personality Disorder. Last week, we talked about self-soothe strategies that involve using your five senses to calm you down. Using your senses, you can effectively calm yourself down during times of high distress. I personally love channeling sounds and […]
I’ve created this 15-Day Gratitude Challenge to encourage you to find something to be positive about every day. Try not to judge yourself for what you celebrate.
To keep track of your progress, you can either write in a notebook, share on social media with the hashtag #goodnewschallenge, or follow my daily posts on Instagram at @briannafae.blog. I’ll be posting the good news prompts every day for you to comment on, starting on November 15th, 2017. Feel free to mix up the order for these prompts as you see fit!
Although mental health isn’t talked about much in pop culture, it sometimes make an appearance in music. Since music is such a powerful artistic medium that helps people with their mental health journeys, I’ve decided to compile a list with songs about mental health. When I learned about distress tolerance skills in Dialectical Behavior Therapy, […]
May is Borderline Personality Disorder Awareness Month. Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) is a Cluster B personality disorder that causes emotion dysregulation, making it hard to manage relationships with yourself and others. Like all mental illnesses, BPD is a serious condition. What’s scary about BPD is the fact that around 9% of people with BPD die by […]
“Loving yourself is the greatest revolution.” We’re told all the time that it’s important to love ourselves. What people don’t realize is that it can be hard to have self confidence when you’re dealing with a mental illness. The feeling of not doing anything right is hard to shake. Feeling like a burden to others […]