Category Archives: Editorials

BPD Survey


http://www.tara4bpd.org has developed a survey for people with Borderline Personality Disorder.  Check it out at the following link:  
https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/8GFYKF7

They would like to know what it’s like for BPD sufferers to be hospitalized and whether ER interventions are effective.

This will help TARA find out more about what those with BPD go through – their feelings, reactions, etc.  Thank you.

— Joyce.

Discovering Bullet Journalling


Hello everyone!  Sorry I haven’t written a new post in a while, but I’ve been very busy with my new granddaughter and other life issues.  I have just discovered something called “Bullet Journalling”  If you don’t know what that is, here is a page on the system from the man who designed it:  https://bulletjournal.com/pages/learn

Basically, Bullet Journalling helps you to organize your life.  A Bullet Journal is like a day planner, a calendar and a diary all rolled into one.  But it’s so much more than that!  And it’s totally customizable.  You can add all different pages to it, and decorate it however you want – using markers, stickers, etc.  I have just started mine but I’m so impressed with it so far that I’m starting a group on Bullet Journalling at my local Peer Support Centre in the new year.  I’ll let you know how it goes.  Right now, I’m gathering together some supplies for the group, and the staff at the Centre are also going to purchase some supplies as well.

I think that Bullet Journalling will be a great way to stay in recovery.  And even improve how I’m doing, especially with all that’s going on in my life right now.

Let me know if you’d like some more information and I’ll share some great resources and articles with you.  Till next time,

— Joyce.

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Cascading Trigger Issues – Searching For Grey


via Cascading Trigger Issues – Searching For Grey

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15 Things People Do Because They Have an ‘Unstable Identity’ | The Mighty


via 15 Things People Do Because They Have an ‘Unstable Identity’ | The Mighty

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Struggling With My Identity and Borderline Personality Disorder | The Mighty


via Struggling With My Identity and Borderline Personality Disorder | The Mighty

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Minimization – Searching For Grey


An excellent read:

via Minimization – Searching For Grey

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Borderline Personality Disorder: Why Relationships Are a Struggle and How to Get Help – Health Essentials from Cleveland Clinic


via Borderline Personality Disorder: Why Relationships Are a Struggle and How to Get Help – Health Essentials from Cleveland Clinic

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Borderline Personality Disorder Workshop for Families


via Borderline Personality Disorder Workshop for Families

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Here’s why what you’ve likely learned about feelings is dead wrong. | Annie Wright Psychotherapy


via Here’s why what you’ve likely learned about feelings is dead wrong. | Annie Wright Psychotherapy

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101 Ways You Can Be More Mindful in Everyday Life — Rachael Kable


via 101 Ways You Can Be More Mindful in Everyday Life — Rachael Kable

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What is DBT, dialectical behavior therapy? Selena Gomez treatment


via What is DBT, dialectical behavior therapy? Selena Gomez treatment

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What People With Borderline Personality Disorder Need You to Know | Allure


via What People With Borderline Personality Disorder Need You to Know | Allure

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Top 40 Borderline Personality Disorder Blogs & Websites To Follow in 2018


via Top 40 Borderline Personality Disorder Blogs & Websites To Follow in 2018

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The World is not Kind to people with Big Emotions. | elephant journal


via The World is not Kind to people with Big Emotions. | elephant journal

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Male Stereotypes that Kill People Suffering From Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) –


via Male Stereotypes that Kill People Suffering From Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) –

HAPPY WORLD MENTAL HEALTH DAY!


Happy World Mental Health Day!  Let’s make every day a mental health awareness day.

– – Joyce.

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Healing From BPD – Borderline Personality Disorder Blog: BPD, Trauma, and Jealousy


via Healing From BPD – Borderline Personality Disorder Blog: BPD, Trauma, and Jealousy

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Advocates call for improved services at BPD Centre for Excellence


via Advocates call for improved services at BPD Centre for Excellence

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What Is Borderline Personality Disorder? Signs And Symptoms To Know


via What Is Borderline Personality Disorder? Signs And Symptoms To Know

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One Method to Manage Moods with Borderline Personality Disorder — The Fractured Light


via One Method to Manage Moods with Borderline Personality Disorder — The Fractured Light

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An Introduction To Boundaries and Why We Need Them | The Psychology of Self


via An Introduction To Boundaries and Why We Need Them | The Psychology of Self

My Poem on The Mighty


https://themighty.com/content/5ba64ea306a82a00ab23288a/?utm_source=action_menu&utm_medium=link&utm_campaign=profile_feed.user_activity.thought_preview_card.action_menu

 

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My Life with Borderline Personality Disorder – 113 things to say


via My Life with Borderline Personality Disorder – 113 things to say

World Suicide Prevention Day 2018


Today is World Suicide Prevention Day.  I’m feeling very lonely and down today, thinking about loved ones that I’ve lost.  I’ve tried to keep busy doing housework.  It’s not helping.  I’m sure tomorrow will be a better day.  I need to get out of this house.  I need to talk to somebody.

Don’t worry; I’ll be fine.  I just needed to vent.  The rest of the week I have things to do.

Please reach out to others who may be struggling.  Reach out yourself if you are struggling.

Sorry for such a depressing post.  I’ll try to post something more positive later.  Till then,

— Joyce.

Don’t Call Me A Monster


With These Wings

I knew I was a monster by the time I was fifteen. Everything had gone bad. I had no understanding of the things I was doing and saying. Neither did anyone around me. Well, the people who knew and that was only my immediate family. I would be too ashamed to admit it to anyone else, even though I desperately needed help.

My parents wanted to help me but had no idea how. They wondered whether this was simply normal teenage stuff. It wasn’t! They should have got me some help. But hindsight is wasted. They didn’t get me help, and it remained a secret. I had become a monster! I was sure!

What followed were major life decisions I quietly made according to my belief that I was a monster. I quickly concluded that I should never be a parent. I couldn’t inflict myself on a child, nor could…

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