Life in a Bind – BPD and me

My therapy journey, recovering from Borderline Personality Disorder and Generalized Anxiety Disorder. I write for , for Planet Mindful magazine, and for Muse Magazine Australia, under the name Clara Bridges. Listed in Top Ten Resources for BPD in 2016 by

Memory Monday – “Depression is like….struggling to breathe”


I haven’t done a ‘Memory Monday’ post for a while – in which I re-share an earlier post of mine which is particularly significant or appropriate at this time. However, in the lead-up to World Mental Health Day on Saturday 10 October, I wanted to re-share a guest post I wrote for Sunny Spells and Scattered Showers back in February. The post was about the following image, which Fiona Kennedy (author of Sunny Spells and Scattered Showers) shared on her blog:

Though I have seen a number of images or cartoons on a similar theme (comparing ‘physical’ and mental illness), this one struck me immediately, and more forcefully than those others. I still find it incredibly powerful, and if you do too, here’s some reasons why I think that might be – do let me know if you agree!




7 thoughts on “Memory Monday – “Depression is like….struggling to breathe”

  1. Oh, I definitely agree!

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  2. That’s a good one, thanks for that!

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