Tag Archives: recovery

Right-Fighting Vs. Choice To Recover


BPD and Recovery – Sarah’s #mentalhealthselfie


From Mind, the mental health charity:

Ten Years In Recovery!


I was diagnosed with Borderline Personality Disorder in 2005.  I did a year of Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) and graduated in 2006.  This year, I have been in recovery from BPD for 10 years!  Yay!  Go me!  It hasn’t always been smooth sailing.  I haven’t always been perfect in using the skills I have learned but mostly I’m a lot better than I used to be!

Thank God for Marsha Linehan, creator of DBT.  My life is a lot better than before I learned how to manage my emotions.  I wish that everyone who needed DBT could access it.  I wish it was affordable to everyone.  My passion in life is spreading the word about BPD and DBT, providing support to whoever I can, and helping to eliminate stigma by educating people on the disorder.

If you have Borderline Personality Disorder, I hope you get the help you need soon, whether in the form of DBT or whatever works for you.  If you have started DBT just now and it feels like it’s not working, stick with it!  It works!  Not for 100% of people with BPD but for many, many people.  Give it a good try.  If you have graduated from DBT and are now in recovery, good for you!  I am so happy for you!

Thanks to everyone who has followed me in my continuing progress in recovery.  I believe that recovery is something that you must work on every day.  I don’t think I’ll ever be “cured” but to me, recovery is awesome!  Till next time,

— Joyce.

Hope Is Real!: No One is Alone – Recovery Can Heal the World


Source: Hope Is Real!: No One is Alone – Recovery Can Heal the World

Insights By Judy – Chapter 1 – Maxine: Feeling better isn’t always a straight-forward and upwards process…..


Source: Insights By Judy – Chapter 1 – Maxine: Feeling better isn’t always a straight-forward and upwards process…..

World Mental Health Day: My road to recovery and getting help | Latest News & Updates at Daily News & Analysis


Source: World Mental Health Day: My road to recovery and getting help | Latest News & Updates at Daily News & Analysis

Recovery Bag Project sends ‘tool kits’ to aid mental health recovery


Does a bag of goodies help someone with mental illness? Polly Rogers thinks so and wants to take her Recovery Bag Project nationwide.

Source: Recovery Bag Project sends ‘tool kits’ to aid mental health recovery

The bags helping people with mental health problems | Healthcare Professionals Network | The Guardian


The Recovery Bag Project sends people items such as hand cream and toys to support positive behaviour

Source: The bags helping people with mental health problems | Healthcare Professionals Network | The Guardian

The Recovery Bag Project by Polly Rec – GoFundMe


The Recovery Bag Project by Polly Rec – GoFundMe.

Hope Is Real!: Recovery Is… The GA CPS Code of Ethics


Hope Is Real!: Recovery Is… The GA CPS Code of Ethics.

Hope Is Real!: HAWMC #24 – Recovered Vs. Recovery – Giving Myself Grace


Hope Is Real!: HAWMC #24 – Recovered Vs. Recovery – Giving Myself Grace.

Reasons Why Recovery from BPD is Frightening – Part Two | Being Borderline


Reasons Why Recovery from BPD is Frightening – Part Two | Being Borderline.

Recovery is a hopeful process | BPDvideo


Recovery is a hopeful process | BPDvideo.

In Recovery From BPD: Both Sides of the Borderline (Personality Disorder)


First Healing From BPD UStream – Talking about BPD, Recovery and DBT


Beyond Remission


Recovery from Borderline Personality Disorder May Be Attainable


An excellent article about recovering from BPD:  http://brainblogger.com/2014/03/01/recovery-from-borderline-personality-disorder-may-be-attainable/

Beyond Remission: Mapping BPD Recovery by Keira Van Gelder


Kiera Van Gelder, author of “the Buddha & the borderline” gives a presentation on why we need to move beyond remission of BPD and into recovery:

How Do I Start on The Path to Healing and Recovery?


http://thebpdlife.blogspot.ca/2013/07/how-do-i-start-on-path-to-healing-and.html

Wellness Recovery Action Plan – Mary Ellen Copeland


Wellness Recovery Action Plan – Mary Ellen Copeland.

People With Borderline Personality Disorder Do Recover, Says Expert


People With Borderline Personality Disorder Do Recover, Says Expert.

BPD and Recovery; Why Not a Happy Medium?


From the blog  The Messy Art of Living.  The author describes her views around the semantics around recovery from Borderline Personality Disorder.

http://themessyartofliving.com/bpd-and-recovery-why-not-a-happy-medium/

3 Years After Borderline Personality Disorder Diagnosis: “I don’t recongnize that girl.”


Enjoy this video of Debbie from when she was first diagnosed with BPD.  She has come so far in three years!  Yay!  Congratulations Debbie on recovering from BPD!  She no longer meets the criteria for Borderline Personality Disorder.

http://blogs.psychcentral.com/be-the-change/2013/05/bpd-recovery-debbie-corso/

“So what do I recover?”


Excellent post by bpd turtle:

http://bpdturtle.com/archives/383

How do we answer this question?

Also see:

Identity Disturbance Posts by Debbie Corso of HealingFromBPD.org