I am not a professional! I am just a fellow BPD sufferer, currently in recovery. I can only express things from my own point of view. In this blog, things that I post are based on my own experiences, and those of others – from talking to them, and from my own personal research. I post things that I learned in Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) several years ago, which I recently took a refresher course on.
I post things on this blog that I believe many of us can relate to. Some of them are positive – to try and help us through the bad times, and give us a laugh when needed. Some things are not quite as light – to show others that they’re not alone, and that there are others who know what they’re going through. To show you that you will not be invalidated for how you feel, and told to just “snap out it.” Also, to show Non-BPD’s what we go through every day – how we think and feel. The reasons for our behaviour and how intense our emotions are.
I welcome comments and suggestions, but will not tolerate abuse. If you have a difference of opinion, that’s fine. If you try to verbally attack me or anyone else who responds here, you will be told that it is not welcome here. If it continues, you will be banned. Luckily, I haven’t had to deal with too much of this. This is supposed to be a safe place for us to vent.
I post articles from reliable sources – Dr. Marsha Linehan, creator of DBT and a sufferer herself; Dr. Blaise Aguirre, Director of the residential DBT program for young women at 3East at Harvard-affiliated McLean Hospital – the first program of its kind, and author of Borderline Personality Disorder in Adolescents: A Complete Guide to Understanding and Coping When Your Adolescent has BPD, the first book of its kind; and many others.
Here you’ll find: blog posts and re-blogs, articles, pictures, videos, and much more. Feel free to browse the site and let me know what you think. I hope you’ll find it informative and supportive.
Thanks for reading,