Fiona Kennedy, Author at OC87 Recovery Diaries

Author: Fiona Kennedy

Fiona is a married mom of two living in the west of Ireland. She has been blogging about mental health for 5 years, documenting her journey into, through, and out the other side of Irish Psychiatric Services. Previously diagnosed with borderline personality disorder and clinical depression, she is now symptom free and working to help others recognise that their mental health issues need not be thought of as a lifelong illness. She is an Ambassador for See Change, the Irish national movement to change minds about mental health, and has recently started working with Advancing Recovery in Ireland. She is a regular contributor to a number of national publications as well as Huffington Post on the subject of mental health, and has spoken at several conferences about her experiences.
From Depressed and Suicidal to a New Outlook

From Depressed and Suicidal to a New Outlook


I went from unhappy to miserable to struggling to overwhelmed to depressed and suicidal. First I was diagnosed with post-natal depression, followed by treatment-resistant clinical depression. Then came the biggest clanger of all, diagnosis number three: borderline personality disorder.