Shattering Stigmas: A Day in My Life (As a Person with Borderline Personality Disorder) by Wendy from What the Log

Welcome to the first day of Shattering Stigmas! From now until October 22 I’ll be highlighting voices from the book community on mental health. I’m co-hosting this event with Taylor from Stay on the Page, Shannon from It Starts at Midnight, and Amber from YA Indulgences so make sure to check their blogs out each day to see different content.


Content Warnings: minor self-harm, mention of blood, mention of disordered eating

7:30am – My partner wakes me up to say goodbye as he heads off to work. As much as I’m not a morning person, I really do love when he does this. I quickly go back to sleep. 

8:00am – Alarm goes off. Ignore and go back to sleep. 

8:15am – Second alarm goes off. Ignore and go back to sleep. 

9:00am – Third alarm goes off. Ignore but stay awake and attempt to gauge mood. I’m really tired, but that’s nothing new. Mood is pretty neutral. 

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Shattering Stigmas: Hindsight is 20/20: How I Missed All the Signs by J.L. Tate

Welcome to the first day of Shattering Stigmas! From now until October 22 I’ll be highlighting voices from the book community on mental health. I’m co-hosting this event with Taylor from Stay on the Page, Shannon from It Starts at Midnight, and Amber from YA Indulgences so make sure to check their blogs out each day to see different content.


When you struggle with mental illness, sometimes you can’t help but wonder if it could’ve been caught sooner. You think back and see snippets of the times that could have been an early sign. Often it’s a continual progression over the course of time and there isn’t a single moment that defines the start of your mental illness.

For me, I was never formally diagnosed with anxiety until I turned thirty. Before then the thought of me having anxiety didn’t cross my mind. I simply thought I was just a moody woman and left it at that. Sadly I was incorrect in that assumption and once I realized that I might indeed have anxiety, I sought help. My doctor (who is amazing by the way) prescribed a medication that I began taking daily and saw improvement.

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Announcing Shattering Stigmas 5.0

I have a huge announcement that I am so excited to share with you all! In October I will be co-hosting the mental health event, Shattering Stigmas, with Taylor from Stay on the Page. This two week blog event focuses on all aspects of mental health and shattering the numerous stigmas that come along with it.

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