Borderline Personality Disorder

On the Border of What?

Of my mental illnesses, borderline personality disorder has to be the hardest for me to explain to my friends and family. It happens the same way every time. I tell them I have borderline personality disorder and they ALWAYS say “So, like multiple personalities”? NO, it’s not like multiple personalities. It is confusing for the public and daunting for the afflicted for this mental illness to have such an incorrectly descriptive term.


Loss of Motivation

Lacking in motivation is not something only people with mental illness deal with…it is a human thing. We all are driven to be successful from a young age, be it from our parents, friends, the media, or even something deep down inside us. When you have stumble in motivation, you get up and you move on. It is not always so easy with a mental illness.


OCD and My Dirty House


Let’s start off by defining Obsessive Compulsive Disorder shall we?

Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) is an anxiety disorder in which people have unwanted and repeated thoughts, feelings, ideas, sensations (obsessions), or behaviors that make them feel driven to do something (compulsions). –National Library of Medicine

I have been plagued with OCD most of my life, but I have hidden that part of me from people who are not my close friends or relatives. Why?

Bipolar Disorder

The 4th of July Mania

My mental status deteriorates around every holiday. Even a holiday as simple as The 4th of July sends me into an upward spiral of mania. We all have our triggers, but mine truly seems to be holidays. I could feel a manic episode coming on a few days ago.

Heather: Your Mental Momma

They always say that hindsight is 20/20 and I have to admit that “they” are right. I have been asked by several people when I noticed I had a mental illness and frankly, for the longest time I didn’t know. It is really hard to be that introspective sometimes, especially with a mental illness. I like to kid myself and suppress certain memories which can affect the way I look at my past in general. But I digress.

Welcome to Mental Momma

Most parents know they already have their hands full with their first child. Even if a second child adds to the family, parenting in today's modern world of distraction and technology has never been more challenging.

What if you add mental illness into the mix?...