Ten Years In Recovery!


I was diagnosed with Borderline Personality Disorder in 2005.  I did a year of Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) and graduated in 2006.  This year, I have been in recovery from BPD for 10 years!  Yay!  Go me!  It hasn’t always been smooth sailing.  I haven’t always been perfect in using the skills I have learned but mostly I’m a lot better than I used to be!

Thank God for Marsha Linehan, creator of DBT.  My life is a lot better than before I learned how to manage my emotions.  I wish that everyone who needed DBT could access it.  I wish it was affordable to everyone.  My passion in life is spreading the word about BPD and DBT, providing support to whoever I can, and helping to eliminate stigma by educating people on the disorder.

If you have Borderline Personality Disorder, I hope you get the help you need soon, whether in the form of DBT or whatever works for you.  If you have started DBT just now and it feels like it’s not working, stick with it!  It works!  Not for 100% of people with BPD but for many, many people.  Give it a good try.  If you have graduated from DBT and are now in recovery, good for you!  I am so happy for you!

Thanks to everyone who has followed me in my continuing progress in recovery.  I believe that recovery is something that you must work on every day.  I don’t think I’ll ever be “cured” but to me, recovery is awesome!  Till next time,

— Joyce.

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