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Pandora

Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
20-something female from Northern Ireland, living with complex post-traumatic stress disorder and borderline personality disorder with psychotic and dissociative features, bipolar disorder type II, major clinical depression and social anxiety. Basically mad?! Currently taking 600mg... Full Bio
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The Inevitable ‘Goodbye’ Post by Pandora Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health Happy birthday to me Happy birthday to me Happy birthday, dear Confessions Happy birthday to me! Confessions of a Serial Insomniac began exactly three years ... Read on »
Hello world! by Pandora Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health Welcome to WordPress. This is your first post. Edit or delete it, then start blogging! Read on »
The Inevitable ‘Goodbye’ Post by Pandora Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health Not Dead, Just Sleeping… Happy birthday to me Happy birthday to me Happy birthday, dear Confessions Happy birthday to me! Confessions of a Serial Insomniac began exactly thr ... Read on »
Perspectives from the Mentalist’s Best Friend by Pandora Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health Good afternoon, loveliest readers. Following the success of A’s series of guest posts for Confessions on daily life with a mental, my best friend Daniel asked if he could ad ... Read on »
Perspectives from the Mentalist’s Partner (6): The Blind Leading the Mad by Pandora Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health As regular readers may have noted from Pandora’s occasional mentions of me, I have a disability. I’m partially sighted. I usually don’t think about it. Why would I? It’s som ... Read on »
2012 Continues its Shittery, But Reports of My Death are Greatly Exaggerated by Pandora Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health Good evening (or morning, if you prefer). It must have been about three weeks since I last posted, which is pretty much a record absence for me in the almost-three years tha ... Read on »
Thank Christ(ine) for Christine by Pandora Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health A lot happened this week, but I have neither the time nor inclination to discuss it in detail. Perhaps next week. In summary: I saw Paul on Tuesday for our first ‘proper’ th ... Read on »
Cancer, Crohn’s and Crappy Days by Pandora Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health Someone please write Saturday’s TWIM for me (thanks to the lovely sanabituranima for writing this week’s TNIM at short notice). My head is too mushed to even think about Thi ... Read on »
CPN Appointment by Pandora Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health ***Possible Self-Harm Triggers, Blah Blah Blah*** Saw Christine on Thursday afternoon for the first time late December. Explained all that had happened in the first few mont ... Read on »
Perspectives from the Mentalist’s Partner (5): Thwarting the Downward Spiral by Pandora Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health I should preface the following by noting that this post has not been written by Pandora. Rather it is a guest post by her partner, known to regular readers of this blog as A ... Read on »
The Funeral: Part One by Pandora Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health It was a day like no other. Given her long-term health problems, I had often wondered what Aunt Maisie’s funeral would look like. For such an obstinate woman, she was remark ... Read on »
…And the NHS Cocks It Up Again by Pandora Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health I had a psychiatric appointment on Wednesday morning. In terms of interaction with NewVCB regarding myself, it was fairly unremarkable. I apprised her of the various events ... Read on »
Resuming Psychotherapy – Paul: The Catch-Up Sessions by Pandora Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health So. I mentioned at the end of my post the other week that I was going to see Paul that evening. I know I’d brought up that fact somewhere before then, but I’m not sure if it ... Read on »
Fuck the Welfare Reform Bill! by Pandora Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health I’ve deliberately stayed away from the politics of welfare “reform” on this blog for quite some time, because it’s such a nasty fucking business. But given the heinous, subt ... Read on »
#Fail by Pandora Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health I just can’t bring myself to start (or continue) writing anything here. I find myself in a vicious circle; the more I don’t write, the more I don’t want to, and the more use ... Read on »
Death, Corpses, Wake-Like Things, Shite Hospitals, Fuckblah, Etc by Pandora Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health This post is continued from Tuesday’s nonsense. Thanks to those of you that commented there – for once, I’ll actually try to respond some time in the next few days. — Wednes ... Read on »
Fuck – Rows, Illness and Death by Pandora Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health I accidentally published this post last night, titularly known merely as ‘Fuck’ – but I mistakenly hit the ‘Publish’ button several narrative eons too early. Sorry to any of ... Read on »
Meh by Pandora Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health I have a lot to discuss here. Fortunately for you, dearest reader, I am not going to do it now. Had Maisie (or her medical personnel? Probably the latter, given her virtual ... Read on »
You Know You’re a Self-Harmer When… by Pandora Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health A little vignette for you. I’m wearing the same black dress tomorrow to Maisie’s funeral that I wore to the awards ceremony back in November (what a varied experience that d ... Read on »
Cry Woe, Destruction, Ruin and Decay… by Pandora Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health …The worst is death, and death will have its day. Richard II, Act III:II, L. 102 I’m lying in my own bed, new laptop perched upon my crossed knees with Srto Gato purring bes ... Read on »