I have Borderline Personality Disorder; Borderline Personality Disorder does not have me.


The Pinki Perspective

May is Borderline Personality Disorder Awareness Month!


Marsha Linehan (Left) Rachel Gill (right) at mindfulness training in Vancouver, Wa. April 2013

I may have Borderline Personality Disorder, but Borderline Personality Disorder does not have me. When Marsha Linehan came out about her struggles with mental health problems recently, I was inspired and decided to follow her lead by vowing to become a dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) therapist so that I may help others build lives worth living as Marsha helped me by creating DBT. A few years later, I am now in phase 3 of DBT, coaching my peers online in DBT skills, am a junior in college with honors, have attended a training with Marsha Linehan, and am already well into planning for graduate school.

Why is BPD awareness important? Consider this. It took ten years of misdiagnoses before I became aware of and properly diagnosed with BPD…

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