On Wednesday, I gave a presentation on Borderline Personality Disorder at the local Peer Support Center. It went pretty well. A few people have already signed up for my BPD Discussion Group. I’m so glad to have a place where we can feel safe to have our feelings, and not have to put on our “happy faces.” It’s so exhausting having to “wear a mask” constantly. We shouldn’t have to, but I do.
One person said that I seemed very confident as I spoke. Another said that I must have done a lot of research. Maybe more people will hear about it and we’ll raise more awareness, and help get rid of stigma and misconceptions. I really hope so!