Very in-depth article. Includes poems and accounts from BPD sufferers. Trigger warning on page.
Tag Archives: misconceptions
What do you think of this site and my blog? What about links to this site on FaceBook, etc? Is there anything that you especially like or would like to see more of? Are there any blog posts or articles which particularly spoke to you?
Am I making a difference to anyone out there? Letting you know that you’re not alone, and that others experience the same things that you do? Are there any thought-provoking items? Any things that you’ve found on this site that you haven’t found anywhere else?
I run this site for myself as well, for my own mental well-being. I am hoping to not feel so alone as well. I have received a few comments, but am always curious as to what others think. What are your experiences with Borderline Personality Disorder? Do you encounter stigma? Or do you keep your diagnosis to yourself? Are others understanding of it, or do they have misconceptions about it? Do you get any validation of your feelings, or are you totally invalidated by everyone, all the time? Do you do anything to try to raise awareness and reduce the stigma of BPD? What symptoms do you have (if you are comfortable sharing them)? Have you had any success?
Where are you in your journey to recovery? Have you just been diagnosed and are beginning your journey? Or are you now in recovery and have some advice for people who are just beginning theirs?
I look forward to hearing any comments.
My Talk with my Counsellor and my Mother-in-Law
Last Tuesday, I met with my counsellor and my mother-in-law to try to help her understand my BPD. We had a very good talk and I think she’s finally beginning to understand it a bit more. I tried to explain to her how she was unintentionally invalidating me constantly. She told me that she wasn’t saying anything bad to me. I explained to her that it doesn’t matter what she says or how she says it, that to someone with BPD, especially with me, it always feels like criticising and that I’m not good enough. She asked what she could do to make it better and I told her “nothing. Just do your own thing. You can’t make this go away. I’m the only one who can help me.” She got a look on her face like she finally “got it.” Also kind of sad for me.
My counsellor thought that I was very articulate, and told my mother-in-law that I’m doing everything I need to be doing to keep myself as well as I can be. I’m seeing both of them again this Tuesday. It’s good practice for me for running a group or presentation on BPD to educate people on the disorder. I’m learning more about myself every day.
I was so exhausted afterwards that I had to lay down for an hour. People don’t realize how exhausting it is for those of us with BPD just managing our emotions every day. It just comes to them naturally.
I’ll keep you posted on how it goes Tuesday. Till then,
Most accurate article on BPD we have recently read—kudos!
National Education Alliance for Borderline Personality Disorder
A Blog for Advancing the BPD Agenda
“The Elephant in the Room” Campaign Video
From September 2011. By Community Parent Education Services (COPE), a student-run mental health program at McMaster University:
May is Borderline Personality Disorder Awareness Month
Blog – Science At The “Border” Mind and brain investigations of borderline personality disorder and its treatment. By Eric A. Fertuck, Ph.D. You have to read the comments. You won’t believe what one commenter said (or maybe you will):
Borderline Personality Disorder Awareness Month: What BPD is Like
By Becky Oberg of More Than Borderline. In honor of BPD Awareness Month, this is what BPD feels like for me, from the point of view of a person with BPD – as seen by mental health professionals, by others and yourself.
Things I Wish People Understood About Mental Illness
More Than Borderline’s Becky Oberg shares with us her view on what she wishes people understood about mental illness.
I May Have BPD, But I’m More Than Borderline
Becky Oberg talks about how BPD patients are unfairly treated, even by professionals.
Credibility and BPD: The Assumption of Lying
by Becky Oberg of HealthyPlace.com