Attachment and Borderline Personality Disorder Conference, Renaissance Boston Waterfront Hotel, Boston, USA | eMedEvents


Source: Attachment and Borderline Personality Disorder Conference, Renaissance Boston Waterfront Hotel, Boston, USA | eMedEvents

Born this way – EsthervilleNews.net | News, Sports, Jobs, North Central Iowa, Emmet County — The Estherville News


Source: Born this way – EsthervilleNews.net | News, Sports, Jobs, North Central Iowa, Emmet County — The Estherville News

Mouse Does DBT: STOP Skill


The Upside Down Chronicles

The STOP skill is a way to slow down a crisis. When a trigger happens you can picture the stop sign:

S – Stop. Stop everything right now.

T – Take a step back. Get out of the situation or just give yourself a break.

O – Observe. Observe how you feel, what the situation really is and the sensations it’s giving you. What are other people doing and saying?

P – Proceed Mindfully. Think around the scenario from every angle. Before deciding on an action think of how you feel, how others feel and whether the action you want to do next will make things better or worse.

(Please note that Upside Down Chronicles has no training or therapeutic expertise, only experience. This series ‘Mouse Does DBT’ is to support people going through DBT themselves, or for those interested in the therapy. Please contact your GP if you need…

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3 Parenting Tips for Raising Emotionally Intelligent Kids | World of Psychology


Source: 3 Parenting Tips for Raising Emotionally Intelligent Kids | World of Psychology

43 Struggles of Living with Borderline Personality Disorder | Brianna Fae


Source: 43 Struggles of Living with Borderline Personality Disorder | Brianna Fae

The Looking Glass – Identity on the Borderline


Charlotte Farhan Art - Creating Change

The Looking Glass - By Charlotte Farhan The Looking Glass – By Charlotte Farhan

When identity is unstable life can feel as if you are staring through a mirror wondering what the “other side” means ?

Like Alice who questions the world on the other side of the mirror’s reflection – before stepping through and entering an alternative world; our concept of self is greatly developed from infancy through our interpersonal interactions and mirrored back through society.  Suggesting that we have a tendency to understand ourselves through our understanding of how others see and judge us; this is thought to be how we develop and understand our own identity.

As a child we learn how our crying, smiling and silence elicits a response from our caregivers, this forms our first mirroring and understanding of how we are perceived and responded to. This continues throughout our interactions and learning.

“The thing that moves us to pride or shame…

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Survey Announcement


California State University San Marcos

Scale Validation Survey II (IRB Code Number: 893513-1)

A self-report questionnaire is being developed for people with various psychiatric diagnoses. This study aims to examine if this questionnaire is measuring the phenomenon of interest. We hope that our research will lead to further research and potential clinical applications. You must have a formal psychiatric diagnosis, be fluent in English, and be at least 18 years of age to participate. This study is open to US and non-US residents. You are not eligible to participate if you participated in our recent interview and survey studies. This survey takes approximately 15 to 25 minutes to complete.

To participate in this online research study, please visit: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/PYFK69R

To learn more about this research study, please contact the researcher, Stephanie Price (price049@cougars.csusm.edu), or the advisor, Dr. Heike Mahler (hmahler@csusm.edu).

Am I a Good Person? A Borderline Personality Perspective – Talkspace Online Therapy Blog


Source: Am I a Good Person? A Borderline Personality Perspective – Talkspace Online Therapy Blog

Mental health awareness month – Borderline personality disorder – The Muddled Mother


Source: Mental health awareness month – Borderline personality disorder – The Muddled Mother

Facebook Test No. 3


Just checking again to make sure WordPress is sharing to Facebook.

— Joyce.

May Update


I have some news.  My daughter is pregnant again.  She’s six months along.  Her and her boyfriend are couch-surfing.  Right now, they’re staying with friends out of town.  They’re on assistance and only getting half a cheque.  I have a feeling that this baby is going to go directly into foster care the same as its brother, who’s being adopted.  I wish they would find a place of their own and get their act together!

My sister is getting married next month and I’m her Matron of Honour.  That means that I have to dance with the Best Man.  I’ve never danced in my entire life.  I’m so nervous!

My son is still staying in his room when the tutor comes, and talking to her through the door.  I wish he would come out and meet her.  I know what social anxiety is like.  His dad is the same way.  I worry so much about them!  Even if my son would do a little bit at a time.  He used to wave his hand at her from the hallway as she was at the front door, leaving.  He won’t even do that anymore.

There are a lot of special days for me this month – my sister’s and mother-in-law’s birthdays, Mother’s Day and my parents’ anniversary.  I have no money to buy them anything this year.  😦  I’m making my sister’s wedding present.  I’m sure she’ll like it.  It’s something she can really use.

I hope everyone’s May is going well and that you are enjoying some nice Spring weather.  It’s a little cool and wet here for this time of year but I’m sure it’ll get better soon.  Take care.  Until next time,

— Joyce.

Facebook Test No. 2


Just checking to see if WordPress is sharing my posts to Facebook.

— Joyce.

Facebook Sharing Working?


WordPress was not sharing my blog posts to Facebook.  Hopefully, I’ve corrected the situation.  Testing it with this post.

— Joyce.

BPD – Interview – Mental Health Awareness Week – Girlie Gossip


Source: BPD – Interview – Mental Health Awareness Week – Girlie Gossip

Cochrane High grad shares story of mental illness | Cochrane Times


Source: Cochrane High grad shares story of mental illness | Cochrane Times

But It Doesn’t Matter, I’m Not Important.


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It’s 5am and I’ve been thinking; it’s Borderline Personality Disorder Awareness Month, and I should write something. But, it doesn’t matter, I’m not important.

I have a Son. I think he’s perfect. He loves me, he trusts me, he knows I’ll always protect him. But it doesn’t matter, I’m not important.

I am a Daughter. I miss my Father who’s proud of the woman I’ve become. I miss his newborn daughter, my newborn Sister. Though I’ve only met her the once I’d do anything for her. I have a beautiful Mother who I worship. A Mother who turned her life upside down to protect her daughter and Grandson. She’s like a Goddess to me. But it doesn’t matter, I’m not important.

I am a Sister. I have my newborn Sister who’s beautiful. I have younger Brother. A strong and sensitive Brother. A man who’s proud to be my Son’s Uncle…

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People With Borderline Personality Disorder Deserve Empathy And Understanding


Slay Girl Society

What do you know about borderline personality disorder? Today’s guest contributor, Natalia Hero, shares her personal insights into the often stigmatized mental illness, usually referred to as BPD. If you have BPD, please comment below and tell us about your experiences.

May is Borderline Personality Disorder Awareness Month – it’s also my birthday month, and the month during which I was diagnosed with the disorder. I like to think that that reinforces the connection I have with my illness – that BPD is very much a part of me, to be accepted and even embraced rather than demonized or ignored. To me, this has been an important part of the healing process. But the way BPD is perceived by others is another matter entirely. The disorder is highly stigmatized even within the field of psychiatry – it’s been described in some of the literature I’ve read as “incurable” while its…

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It’s BPD Awareness month.


How To Manage Strong Emotions And Impulsivity | HuffPost UK


Source: How To Manage Strong Emotions And Impulsivity | HuffPost UK

BPD Girl; Describe BPD In 10 Words Or Less – I Can’t Ski!!!


This IS BPD

Borderline Personality Disorder….
Question:

Describe BPD in 10 words or less?

Answer:

Out of my way! I don’t know how to skiiiiiiiiiiii!!! … *crash*

– “I” said this (BPD diagnosis 27/04/2017)

“Educate Through Humor, Not Through Hate” Project.

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MultiBrief: East meets West in dialectical behavior therapy


Source: MultiBrief: East meets West in dialectical behavior therapy

VOX Gibraltar News – Borderline Personality Disorder


Source: VOX Gibraltar News – Borderline Personality Disorder

BPD Girl; Believe You Me – Advice From A BPD


This IS BPD

Borderline Personality Disorder…..

Believe You Me – Advice From A BPD;

*Change is uncomfortable.

*While you make your changes, this makes some others uncomfortable.

*Some people may not like you getting well. That’s their problem.

*Step back, observe/question, reason.

*BUT you have to keep going. Keep going.

*You’re doing this for you. Period.

*And let the chips fall where they may.

– “I” said this (BPD diagnosis 26/04/2017)

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The Basics of Borderline Personality Disorder | The Exhausted Woman


Source: The Basics of Borderline Personality Disorder | The Exhausted Woman

Borderline personality disorder | Go Ask Alice!


Source: Borderline personality disorder | Go Ask Alice!