Some of the labels I am being given aren’t there to further alienate me but rather to help me seek out the specific help that I need.
Source: Borderline Personality Disorder: Becoming More Than My Disorder Life Stories
A few months ago I did some work with Hannah Ensor of Stickman Communications to design some communication cards specifically to help people with mental health problems. Hannah is amazing and one o…
Source: Mental Health Communication Cards | The Upside Down Chronicles
Despite being more common than schizophrenia and bipolar disorder combined, borderline personality disorder remains one of the least understood and most stigmatized mental illnesses. It’s so misund…
Source: The truth behind (arguably) the most misunderstood personality disorder of our time – Daily Records
One of the symptoms of BPD that still affects me often is paranoid ideation. All through elementary and high school, I was made fun of every day. Now, whenever I see people looking my way and laughing and I can’t hear what they’re saying, I think they’re teasing me. I can usually talk myself out of it but sometimes I can’t. When that happens, I do some self-soothing by doing something like listening to music, and try to distract myself until the thoughts subside.
Does anyone have any suggestions for me? What do you do that helps you deal with paranoid thoughts? Please let me know in the Comments below. Thanks!
Till next time,
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Realising that I have to take responsibility for the changes I need to make.
Source: Moving on | Sunny Spells & Scattered Showers
A fairly long video but worth watching. I don’t agree with the Glenn Close part though.
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Attachment theory, which highlights early infant-caretaker interactions, has had a profound impact on the understanding of mental health and illness. McLean Hospital and Harvard Medical School are delighted to offer this conference in order to bring you the latest information in the field and help you apply it to better help your patients/clients.
Source: Attachment and Borderline Personality Disorder 2017 Conference | McLean Hospital
Borderline personality disorder (BPD) is associated with a few different problems related to thinking. These cognitive problems often contribute to other symptoms, including relationship problems, …
Source: How Does Borderline Personality Disorder Hurt Thinking Processes? – GoMedClinic
Drawing from the evidence base of Dialectical Behaviour Therapy, Mindfulness and Somatic Trauma Therapy this workshop is an interactive two days aimed at providing participants with a range of stra…
Source: Management of Borderline Personality Disorder – Centre for Mental Health Education
We are emotional beings. As complex patterns of internal reactions to external stimuli, emotions are what helped the human species survive. Emotions direct our actions and determine our well-being and health. Whether we are aware of our emotions or not, whether we talk about emotions or not, and whether we recognize their vital importance or not, emotions are an integral part of our lives and have a powerful effect on us. What kind of effect? That all depends on how we manage any given emotion. False assumptions and lack of skills to regulate emotions often get in the way of effectively dealing with them. Although inter-related, challenging false assumptions is a crucial first step of emotion regulation training. Here are five common myths about emotions (derived from Dialectical Behavior Therapy) you’ll want to challenge: Myth #1: There is a right way to feel in every situation If anything is certain, it’s that there’s always more than one way to view a situation. Everyone
Source: Are These 5 Myths about Emotions Holding You Back? | World of Psychology
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DBT stands for Dialectical Behavioral Therapy. Its core components are emotion regulation, mindfulness, distress tolerance, and interpersonal effectiveness. It’s part of the 3rd Generation of …
Source: Dialectical Behavioral Therapy | BPD Pieces of Me