Hamilton psychiatrist fights suicide with Lake Tahoe swim | TheSpec.com


Source: Hamilton psychiatrist fights suicide with Lake Tahoe swim | TheSpec.com

Do You Know About Borderline Personality Disorder? – Exploring your mind


Source: Do You Know About Borderline Personality Disorder? – Exploring your mind

Seeking Validation from the Wrong People Is Self-Destructive | The Psychology of Self


Source: Seeking Validation from the Wrong People Is Self-Destructive | The Psychology of Self

The Positives Of Having BPD


August Update


On Monday, my daughter turned 20 years old.  My parents and I took her to do some grocery shopping.  She picked up a cake mix and some icing.  I guess she was going to bake herself a birthday cake.

I visited my parents and then we went to visit my sister and her new hubby.  I didn’t get home until 10:00 pm.  That’s late for me!  I had a lot of fun visiting.  I think it was good for all of us.

We had a big thunderstorm last night that put the power out for a few hours.  Now our dryer isn’t working.  I had just put a load of clothes in it too!  Now, I’ll have to hang them up.  We don’t even have a clothesline put up.  We may have to go to the laundromat to dry them.

The foster parents are away on vacation, so my daughter hasn’t seen her sons for a while now.  I’m not sure when they’re coming back.  I’d love to have a visit with my grandkids.  I haven’t seen her new baby since he was two weeks old.  He’s about two months old now.

Hope everyone is having a wonderful summer.  Before you know it, it’ll be Fall again.  All the kids will be back at school.  My son will be doing tutoring again.  He’s not eating right and is so skinny.  I worry about him so much.  The medication he’s on doesn’t seem to be doing much for him.  He was on half a pill a day, now it’s a whole pill.  I think he must need a different medication.  He definitely needs to see a counsellor but we can’t force him to go.  Kids!

Till next time,

— Joyce.

Agreeing When You Don’t Agree | The Emotionally Sensitive Person


Source: Agreeing When You Don’t Agree | The Emotionally Sensitive Person

Borderline Personality Disorder: Six Months Later – Shedoesthecity Health & Wellness


Source: Borderline Personality Disorder: Six Months Later – Shedoesthecity Health & Wellness

How Should I Act? What Should I Say? How Should I Be? | Childhood Emotional Neglect


Source: How Should I Act? What Should I Say? How Should I Be? | Childhood Emotional Neglect

How to Become a More Mindful Person | World of Psychology


Source: How to Become a More Mindful Person | World of Psychology

Congratulations! It’s Just Borderline Personality Disorder! | Medical Division – Articles on medical subjects every half hour!


Some very good advice in this article.  One of my favourite books for Non-BPDs to read is “Loving Someone with Borderline Personality Disorder” by Shari Y. Manning.  It’s very validating and compassionate towards those of us with BPD.  Also, anything by Debbie Corso.

Source: Congratulations! It’s Just Borderline Personality Disorder! | Medical Division – Articles on medical subjects every half hour!

Exploring the Relationship Between Borderline Personality Disorder, Asperger’s Syndrome, and Autism Survey


Source: Exploring the Relationship Between Borderline Personality Disorder, Asperger’s Syndrome, and Autism Survey

Staff Perspective: Advances in the Treatment of Combined Borderline Personality Disorder and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder | Center for Deployment Psychology


Source: Staff Perspective: Advances in the Treatment of Combined Borderline Personality Disorder and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder | Center for Deployment Psychology

Staff Perspective: Advances in the Treatment of Combined Borderline Personality Disorder and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder | Center for Deployment Psychology


Source: Staff Perspective: Advances in the Treatment of Combined Borderline Personality Disorder and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder | Center for Deployment Psychology

The ABC’s of BPD


Just a little something I came up with quite a while ago.  I’ve been thinking of sharing it for some time now.  What do you think of it?  What can you come up with?  No triggering content please.

The ABCs of BPD

NEA BPD Italy – Borderline Personality Disorder


Source: NEA BPD Italy – Borderline Personality Disorder

History, Understanding and Treatment of Borderline Personality Disorder – mbacenteronline


Source: History, Understanding and Treatment of Borderline Personality Disorder – mbacenteronline

Who Am I?


That's What Ron Said...

I was sitting at dinner with my boyfriend the other night and I had just come from counseling and had “homework” to do. That homework was talking to him about the things I had recently had issues with and things that were making me feel bad about myself/our relationship/him.

Side note–I tend to keep all my shit locked away until it finally gets to be too much and I vomit bullshit on whomever is lucky enough to piss me off in that moment. No bueno.

Because of this, I am learning to just talk about my feelings when they happen. Fuck if that isn’t the hardest thing I have to do.  But I am learning. Baby step by baby step.

So, we were sitting at dinner and I decided to do it in a public place so I could have a little more control over myself and not embarrass the…

View original post 1,423 more words

NAMI – You are Not Alone – I have been suffering with Borderline Personality…


Source: NAMI – You are Not Alone – I have been suffering with Borderline Personality…

He’s still processing


The Borderline Boss

I could see that my son was stressed, but unsure why exactly. He’s 6 years old so doesn’t know the words for what is happening in his mind. We talked and I gave him time to process the words while I listened. And I gave him some new words that might help explain his feelings, and make him feel less alone in his thoughts.

He started out by saying he wishes this was a dream.
“Why do you wish it were a dream?”
“I think maybe it should be a nightmare.”
“What makes it a nightmare?”
“Um, because I want to wake up from it.”
“Why do you want to wake up from this?”
Long pause….
“I just do.”
“If you woke up, what would be different?”
“Well, I wouldn’t have to eat all the healthy food” pause…
“Anything else?”
“Yeah, my room would be clean.”
“Well, you can make…

View original post 258 more words

A Day With My Sister


Last week, I spent the day with my sister.  We did some baking and she put a roast in her slow cooker.  We went over to my parents’ and visited with them for a bit.  My dad hasn’t been feeling well lately.  I hope he feels better soon.  Then we went back to my sister’s and had supper.  I stayed for a little bit after supper then they took me home.  I think it’s good for both of us.  She’s a little bit shy like me, and doesn’t have a lot of friends.  She’s got a bunch of new relatives though since getting married in June.  Her and her new hubby like to get out and about.  They visit my parents quite a bit.  Sometimes they bring me with them.  It’s nice to see them.  We’re thinking of getting together and do some baking regularly – maybe once a month.  Last week, we made mini confetti cupcakes and banana-topped butterscotch pie.  Yum!  It’s a lot more fun baking with someone.  I used to bake years ago, but haven’t felt like it lately.  I brought some leftovers home for my hubby and son.  They didn’t last very long!  I’m thinking of doing some colouring with my sister too next time we get together.  That’s also something that I used to do a lot of, but don’t anymore.  It’s more fun with somebody.

I’m getting a little bit more of a life now.  I used to go to the local Peer Support Centre every day.  But it’s good to do other things too.  It’s good for both me and my sister to get together and do stuff.  Especially stuff that I don’t feel like doing alone – like baking and colouring.  My kids used to like colouring with me when they were little but they haven’t liked doing stuff like that with me for a long time now.  My son never likes to colour anymore.  I like to scan in pictures that I’ve done and turn them into desktop wallpaper on my computer.  Especially mandela designs.

I ordered myself a couple of CD’s.  They’re used but that’s okay.  I never buy myself anything.  They’re from my new favourite band.  A few songs I’ve loved for a few years now, and others I’ve just discovered.  They should arrive any day now.  I can’t wait!

That’s all for now.  Hope you are all having a wonderful summer.  Till next time,

— Joyce.

Living with borderline personality disorder | MHT


Source: Living with borderline personality disorder | MHT

Break down barriers | The Murray Valley Standard


Source: Break down barriers | The Murray Valley Standard

A Day With: Borderline Personality Disorder


Source: A Day With: Borderline Personality Disorder

GAP – ONE DAY CONFERENCE ON BORDERLINE PERSONALITY DISORDER IN ADOLESCENTS – SEPTEMBER 16, 2017 – Borderline Personality Disorder


Source: GAP – ONE DAY CONFERENCE ON BORDERLINE PERSONALITY DISORDER IN ADOLESCENTS – SEPTEMBER 16, 2017 – Borderline Personality Disorder

Over-Sharing – Is It A BPD Thing?