It’s time to rethink the ways we talk about borderline personality disorder. Here’s why.
Source: Please Stop Using My Borderline Diagnosis As An Insult | More Than Borderline – HealthyPlace
I know a lot of people with BPD, and I can hands down say that they are some of the most empathic human beings I know. As Borderlines, we are …
Source: 6 misconceptions someone with borderline personality disorder wants you to know | Patient
So you think you know about borderline personality disorder? Think again. Many of us have seen Fatal Attraction where the lead female character is described as having borderline personality disorder (BPD), but the diagnosis is not that Hollywood portrayal. In fact, despite great efforts through a number of organizations, including McLean Hospital, Project 375, and the Linehan Institute, there are still many misconceptions about BPD. And unfortunately, along with misconceptions, comes stigma.
Source: Borderline Personality Disorder: Fact vs Fiction | McLean Hospital
I just read a few articles about college students requesting that trigger warnings be put on their books. This is due to many of them having Post-Traumatic Stress symptoms. I think it’s a great idea. Critics say that they shouldn’t have to put warnings on the classics and that they’d have to put warnings on every little thing, and that if they’re in college, they should “grow up”, “get over it” and that “real life doesn’t come with trigger warnings.”
What is your take on this idea? Do you think it would be too hard to put trigger warnings on materials? What do you say to the naysayers? Let me know in the comments below. Thanks,
Yesterday, I was messaged by a couple of Facebook friends. They were both having a very difficult time. I provided some support and felt good doing it. The only reason I want more Facebook Likes is because I want to spread awareness of Borderline Personality Disorder and help eliminate stigma. It’s so unknown, and what people think they know about it is so far from the truth.
There are many sites out there providing support for the “victims” of us Borderline Monsters, but not as many for us Borderlines. I’d love to change that. We need to support each other. There are some out there if you know where to look. If you check my Facebook Page, you’ll see many Pages I’ve shared. You can also look under other Pages I’ve “Liked”.
To those who messaged me yesterday, if you are reading this, I hope you are having a much better day than yesterday. I am always there if you just need to vent, I can listen. I’m a great listener. Huge hugs to anyone needing them today. Have a great day,
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So many books, articles and blogs are very damaging to Borderlines. They have tips on things like how to “train your Borderline.” I’m not kidding! Here is a passage from one such book:
One analogy I have used around this issue is: “My H is really a good, law-abiding person. It’s just that every once in a while he robs a bank. But really, deep down inside, he is a good, law-abiding person.”
So, we’re all bank-robbers? Seriously? Not only that, apparently we’re all sociopaths/psychopaths too. Just check out these articles:
I’d love to know what your thoughts are on this. Please comment below:
Original ‘Smiley’ logo (actually most often called a “Happy face” in the 1970s). (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
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!