Category Archives: Editorials

I Have ‘High-Functioning’ Borderline Personality Disorder | The Mighty


Source: I Have ‘High-Functioning’ Borderline Personality Disorder | The Mighty

High Functioning | beyondtheborderlinepersonality


Source: High Functioning | beyondtheborderlinepersonality

How to deal with Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD)


Interesting take on How to deal with BPD.  I found some of it accurate and helpful.  What do you think?

Source: How to deal with Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD)

What exactly is BPD?


BPD and Me

Borderline Personality Disorder, BPD, is a serious and debilitating mental health disorder that hugely impacts how you think and feel about yourself and those around you and causes many problems which affect how you function in everyday life. People with BPD often see a pattern of unstable relationships, extreme erratic emotions and impulsiveness.

BPD is a real illness. It’s far from just a phase of feeling down in the dumps. It’s scary, suffocating, unbearable. We have no control of the illness, although we can receive help to try, however, due to the chemicals in our brains, it’s a very hard thing to do. Although BPD is less known (which is in part why I am writing this blog), it is just as real as depression, and it’s even as real as physical illness such as Asthma or Cancer.

To put it simply, BPD is an illness that revolves around the inability…

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Changes To My Blog


I have made a few changes to my blog.  On the right-hand side are some widgets.  At the top, you’ll notice a video called “The Quiet Borderline:  The Forgotten Ones”.  I made it a few years ago.  I hope you enjoy it.  I’ve also added Archives and a stats counter, telling me how many hits I have to this site.  I’ve wanted to add these things for a long time, but just now figured out how to do it.

I’m especially interested in what people think of my video.  Many of you have seen it before, but it may be new to some of you.  I hope that you find it informative and may even want to show it to your friends, family and others to help explain Borderline Personality Disorder to them.  Let me know if you do, if you like, and how it went.  I hope that if is helpful.

Till next time,

— Joyce.

Why Borderline Personality Disorder is like “The Perfect Storm” –


Source: Why Borderline Personality Disorder is like “The Perfect Storm” –

Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) at Willing Ways Islamabad, Islamabad


Source: Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) at Willing Ways Islamabad, Islamabad

What you SHOULD say to someone with BPD – BPD and Me


Source: What you SHOULD say to someone with BPD – BPD and Me

What NOT to say to someone with BPD – BPD and Me


Source: What NOT to say to someone with BPD – BPD and Me

What is Borderline Personality Disorder and what you shouldn’t say to someone with it | Metro News


Source: What is Borderline Personality Disorder and what you shouldn’t say to someone with it | Metro News

Hamilton swimmer hoping to make big waves with another Canadian first – Hamilton – CBC News


Source: Hamilton swimmer hoping to make big waves with another Canadian first – Hamilton – CBC News

Patience Is An Important Technique For People With Borderline Personality Disorder – Netral Health


Source: Patience Is An Important Technique For People With Borderline Personality Disorder – Netral Health

Hamilton psychiatrist fights suicide with Lake Tahoe swim | TheSpec.com


Source: Hamilton psychiatrist fights suicide with Lake Tahoe swim | TheSpec.com

Do You Know About Borderline Personality Disorder? – Exploring your mind


Source: Do You Know About Borderline Personality Disorder? – Exploring your mind

Seeking Validation from the Wrong People Is Self-Destructive | The Psychology of Self


Source: Seeking Validation from the Wrong People Is Self-Destructive | The Psychology of Self

The Positives Of Having BPD


August Update


On Monday, my daughter turned 20 years old.  My parents and I took her to do some grocery shopping.  She picked up a cake mix and some icing.  I guess she was going to bake herself a birthday cake.

I visited my parents and then we went to visit my sister and her new hubby.  I didn’t get home until 10:00 pm.  That’s late for me!  I had a lot of fun visiting.  I think it was good for all of us.

We had a big thunderstorm last night that put the power out for a few hours.  Now our dryer isn’t working.  I had just put a load of clothes in it too!  Now, I’ll have to hang them up.  We don’t even have a clothesline put up.  We may have to go to the laundromat to dry them.

The foster parents are away on vacation, so my daughter hasn’t seen her sons for a while now.  I’m not sure when they’re coming back.  I’d love to have a visit with my grandkids.  I haven’t seen her new baby since he was two weeks old.  He’s about two months old now.

Hope everyone is having a wonderful summer.  Before you know it, it’ll be Fall again.  All the kids will be back at school.  My son will be doing tutoring again.  He’s not eating right and is so skinny.  I worry about him so much.  The medication he’s on doesn’t seem to be doing much for him.  He was on half a pill a day, now it’s a whole pill.  I think he must need a different medication.  He definitely needs to see a counsellor but we can’t force him to go.  Kids!

Till next time,

— Joyce.

Agreeing When You Don’t Agree | The Emotionally Sensitive Person


Source: Agreeing When You Don’t Agree | The Emotionally Sensitive Person

Borderline Personality Disorder: Six Months Later – Shedoesthecity Health & Wellness


Source: Borderline Personality Disorder: Six Months Later – Shedoesthecity Health & Wellness

How Should I Act? What Should I Say? How Should I Be? | Childhood Emotional Neglect


Source: How Should I Act? What Should I Say? How Should I Be? | Childhood Emotional Neglect

How to Become a More Mindful Person | World of Psychology


Source: How to Become a More Mindful Person | World of Psychology

Congratulations! It’s Just Borderline Personality Disorder! | Medical Division – Articles on medical subjects every half hour!


Some very good advice in this article.  One of my favourite books for Non-BPDs to read is “Loving Someone with Borderline Personality Disorder” by Shari Y. Manning.  It’s very validating and compassionate towards those of us with BPD.  Also, anything by Debbie Corso.

Source: Congratulations! It’s Just Borderline Personality Disorder! | Medical Division – Articles on medical subjects every half hour!

Exploring the Relationship Between Borderline Personality Disorder, Asperger’s Syndrome, and Autism Survey


Source: Exploring the Relationship Between Borderline Personality Disorder, Asperger’s Syndrome, and Autism Survey

Staff Perspective: Advances in the Treatment of Combined Borderline Personality Disorder and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder | Center for Deployment Psychology


Source: Staff Perspective: Advances in the Treatment of Combined Borderline Personality Disorder and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder | Center for Deployment Psychology

Staff Perspective: Advances in the Treatment of Combined Borderline Personality Disorder and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder | Center for Deployment Psychology


Source: Staff Perspective: Advances in the Treatment of Combined Borderline Personality Disorder and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder | Center for Deployment Psychology