Okay, so I thought what might be useful is to get a list of some groups on Facebook that you can join, this is helpful to myself because as someone diagnosed with BPD – I find it comforting to fit in with a community where I can recognise that I am not alone.

Please note however, that although these groups are great for seeking advice, you should always seek professional advice where necessary. The people who run these groups are usually not mental health professionals, and many of them are people diagnosed with BPD themselves – so please take that in consideration and check any group rules before joining or posting. Some (if not all) of these groups are restricted and you will need to gain permission from an admin to join.

I must also note that although I am myself members of most (if not all) of these groups listed, I am not affiliated with any of them in any way. If you know of any other groups or pages, feel free to post them in the comments and I’ll happily share them. 🙂

Also, there are the following Facebook pages which you can “Like” or “Follow”:

Hopefully, I will keep this list updated as I go along.

So a few weeks ago, a friend and work colleague of mine, Sam Bateman, shared a post to his Facebook to say that he had recently been campaigning for awareness of ADHD & Asperger’s syndrome. Amazingly, he has gone to the effort of getting interest from a local Stoke-On-Trent charity Fixers who are going to help him improve the services around mental health and learning difficulties in the Stoke-On-Trent area. A cause which I feel very strongly about, being involved with mental health services throughout my life.

He has done something very brave in setting up a website to share his progress towards the cause and to help spread awareness of mental health and learning difficulties. This is something I feel we will never get enough of, I am a strong believer that the better our awareness of one another, the better a society we can be. You can see details of his campaign here – and regular updates posted to his blog.

I would like to share this because of my support towards this cause, and I wish all the best to him and Fixers, and the campaign. Because of my belief in the campaign and it’s cause, I have now provided private hosting for Sam on my gallardo web server and will do for the foreseeable future free of charge. He has generously made a page about this here.

Go and check out his website @ www.bateman.ml

Peace & love to you all,

Niall
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