Anonymous: Hi. I thought I have recovered from BPD but I have been suffering from depression for the past years, and it's kind of getting in the way of everything I do. I've been prescribed anti-depressants but to no avail. I get anxious at most times as well, and even traveling alone to work is something I'm finding hard to do. I try my hardest to look okay for my kids and my family but sometimes, the will to die is really strong. So I need some advise please. Thanks a lot.

Hi love. You deserve to be able to enjoy your live and feel better. Unfortunately, its hard to recover from BPD, but you can manage the symptoms, typically.  I would suggest seeing if you can see a therapist along with seeing if they could maybe change your medication, because this one isn’t helping. There are so many different types of medication, and they can’t always get it right on the first go around. 

Talk to someone, keep fighting to get better. Because it is possible, sweetheart.

All my love and support,

~Ash


emiliemegan: Hi, I run a blog called mental-health-advice. We help with every mental health related issues like self harm, eating disorders or relationship, gender and sexuality issues. We created a live chat and have dozens of pages. It would really really mean the world to us if you could follow/post this for your followers, so we can help even more people. But, make sure that if you do follow, it is on mental-health-advice rather than this (my personal) Thanks in advance, Megan

http://mental-health-advice.tumblr.com


Anonymous: There is also the emotion regulation disorser, or easier said borderline personality disorder. To the list in your bio. I'm sorry if I've read over it but I thought that was also one to be listed

I believe it would fit under the personality disorders section, lovely! :)

~Ash


Anonymous: Hi. Um, I just found your blog, and I'd like to ask something a bit... weird I guess? I'm kind of looking for possible answers, and I feel like it deals with mental illnesses. Is it okay if I explain/ask? (Sorry, again, I just found your blog...)

Of course love, we’ll do our best to answer, okay? :)

All my love and support,

~Ash


Anonymous: I have been getting worse I wake up sad everyday and cry multiple times a day without any explanation besides "i'm just so sad." & the suicidal thoughts have been increasing.

Can you tell some love? You deserve to feel better and not have these thoughts. You deserve happiness. Please tell someone, maybe think about going and seeing your doctor. 

All my love and support,

~Ash


Anonymous: What's a good way to hide scars without long sleeves

Bracelets and sweatbands could help.

But the very best way is to not have any scars to hide at all.  I know you can get better honey, and feel better. There are better coping methods than cutting. 

http://wedonthealinisolation.tumblr.com/alternativestoselfharm

Look through those, dear? You can get through this.

All my love and support,

~Ash


Anonymous: So I want help and my parents know what's going on but my mom won't tell anyone because she thinks someone will take me away and say its because she is a bad parent or I will get locked up And never see them again what do I do

Love, that wont happen, and you need to know that and she does too. Mental illness isn’t abuse. It can happen to your child even if you are the best parent in the world. 

The worst that could happen is they decide you are too much of a risk to yourself or others, and you have to stay at a hospital for a while. But people will be able to visit you after a while, and it wont be for forever.

We don’t live in those times anymore.

But you do need help. and you can get it. If she won’t get you the help you need, then please talk to a doctor or school counselour, love. You can feel better.

~Ash


Anonymous: I really love my mom, and I know she would be sad if I died, but I can't take it anymore. I can't handle all the stress, and pain, and I just want to die. I've tried to kill myself several times, and I self harm everyday. I can't stop, and I feel like I'm about to kill myself. I don't know what I'm supposed to do in this situation. Should I go to the hospital? Are mental hospitals awful? Do they help at all? What else can I do? I really think I might kill myself, and I don't know what to do.

Love, I know this was five months ago, and I feel so very badly that we were unable to get to it sooner, however, I really hope you are still here with us, and that you are feeling better about life and you have found a reason to hold on and live. 

Life is worth living. You just have to make it through, a minute at a time, an hour at a time, a day at a time. Because there is the sky, trees, flowers, a future, to live for.

If you, or anyone else is feeling this way, please go to the hospital. It can get better. Some mental hospitals are okay, some are not the best. But if you fight to get better, well, the opportunities can be endless.

~Ash