I'm NOT Disordered began whilst I was a sectioned inpatient in a specialist Personality Disorder ward, 127miles from home. I hoped that it would give people an insight into mental health, and in particular inpatient services, as some people make assumptions and hold a stigma because of lack of knowledge and education.
As I progressed through my recovery from Borderline Personality Disorder, I'd like to think that my blog now also provides people with hope, and determination. That people read it and see that you can feel completely and utterly worthless and hopeless to the point where you think the only way to get any relief is to end your life, and you can come back from that; you can be happy again. You can enjoy being alive again.
Being in recovery does not mean my life runs smoothly.
It doesn't mean I don't feel how I used to or don't have those thoughts again.
And it doesn't mean I've forgotten how hard life used to be, or how much hard work I've had to put in.
I'm forever grateful.
And this goes on to I'm NOT Disordered; I never grow tired of positive feedback, and I am unbelievably grateful for all of the opportunities that have arisen as a result of my blog's success.