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5 ways that lifting weights can help your mental health

While I am NOT a certified mental health professional I am a certified personal trainer and nutrition advisor. In this episode – topic suggested on the podcast’s Instagram account – I share 5 ways that lifting weights can support your mental health. I also offer tips on how to get started.

The first half of the episode covers some of my history with eating disorders, alcohol and drug abuse. While I don’t go into details, if these are triggers for you please consider skipping this episode.

I’d love your feedback: leave a review on Apple Podcasts, Spreaker, or however you listen to podcasts. Message @beyondtyeborderlinepod with your feedback and questions.

Want to learn to lift weights? Check out my fitness coaching Instagram account @aline.duriaud and get in touch!

Stay safe and see you next time.

Ho ho ho – or maybe not. 5 tips for coping with Christmas if it’s not the day you want

Christmas can be a stressful time whether you’re surrounded by people or alone.

I decided to put out an impromptu episode with 5 tips for coping with the day with the minimum of suffering and self-sabotage.

I mentioned the Samaritans in this episode. It’s a UK based service.
in the US you can access a suicide prevention hotline by dialling 998.

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An interview with Psychiatrist, podcaster and film maker Dr. Parvinder Shergil

Part 1 of my interview with Dr. Parvinder Shergil, a Psychiatrist working within the NHS who is also a film maker and podcaster working tirelessly to combat stigma towards mental illness and create new narratives about mental health struggles, and recovery. Her podcast, The Mental Health Book Club, has won an award from The Royal College of Psychiatrists and is available here: Please note: The sound quality is not great in this episode… but it should be audible.

Beyond the Borderline has a new sponsor! COPE NOTES, a mental health text support service!

I’m delighted to announce that Beyond the Borderline has a new sponsor: COPE NOTES! Founded by peer advocate, suicide survivor, speaker and musician Johnny Crowder, COPE NOTES is a research based mental health support tool that brings you daily texts including peer support plus tips, tools and exercises created by mental health professionals, all for under $10 per month. And it’s available internationally. COPE NOTES is anonymous, and you can cancel at any time. To try COPE NOTES use this link:

“A Matter of Laugh or Death” – an interview with suicide prevention advocate Frank King

In this episode I interview stand up comedian, 4 time TedX speaker and suicide prevention advocate Frank King about his history of depression and suicidal ideation, and how he uses humour as a weapon in his suicide prevention advocacy work. TRIGGER WARNING: This episode includes frank discussions of suicide and suicidal ideation. If you are currently suicidal or at risk of self harm in the UK you can call: The Samaritans for free on 116 123, Papyrus (Under 35 year olds) on 0800 068 41 41. Childline (Under 18 year olds) on 0800 1111. If you have seriously harmed yourself please call 999 in the UK. In the US: The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255. To find out more about Frank King: TedX Talks on You Tube:
Born to Be Funny
Mental With Benefits

A Matter of Laugh or Death

Suicide, The Secret of My Success

All about JEALOUSY and BPD!

Warning! This episode is me rambling a lot. That said I do my best to take on a topic suggested by listeners – Jealousy and BPD. As always I share tips, tools, strategies and real life examples of my own ( as a person with BPD who gets jealous) … of feeling jealousy and figuring out how deal with it. Books referred to in the episode: and

An interview with suicide:abuse survivor, Prison frontman and Cope Notes founder, Johnny Crowder

This month I bring you an interview with multifaceted mental health advocate Johnny Crowder. Johnny Crowder is a 27-year-old suicide/abuse survivor, touring musician, mental health advocate, and the Founder & CEO of Cope Notes, a text-based mental health resource. Whether speaking at events or on the road with his band, Prison, Johnny’s firsthand experience with multiple mental health diagnoses (ranging from bipolar disorder and OCD to schizophrenia) uniquely equips him to provide creative insight into the pains of hardship with levity and wit.
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