Many people with BPD and accompanying mental illnesses write their posts about their co-morbid illnesses, but not their BPD, because of the stigma. People with say that they have physical illnesses rather than BPD. Even with their therapists, they’re stigmatized because of their BPD. Students studying Psychology are too ashamed to admit that they have BPD because of stigma – by people in the profession of mental health, no less! Therapists, professors, doctors and nurses crack jokes about BPD sufferers as “just another Borderline” How do we stop this? By coming forward with our Borderline Personality Disorder and not being ashamed of it. By shouting it from the rooftops “I HAVE BORDERLINE PERSONALITY DISORDER AND I’M PROUD OF IT!” We are good people. We have more empathy than most people. We are creative, passionate, loving. What we have to endure every day of our lives – the intense emotions that others will never feel, give us a strength that they can only dream of.
Are you ready to tell the world about your BPD? Wear your BPD with pride! I love all of you out there who have struggled along with me.