I often get asked, “how did you accept that you have BPD?”. There is no simple answer to this as everyone’s life history and values are different. However, through reflecting there are some things that I know that has helped me accept that I have this chronic illness. The Past:When my doctor first suggested the term out depression I freaked. I thought no, he is … Continue reading 11 steps towards accepting your Mental illness
People with BPD often have a entangled and confused identities. We become so attached to others in a hope that if we dig our claws in deeper enough that person won’t leave us. We believe that this person will fulfil every possible purpose and they will be our saviour. Our rescue boat and captain. So we sacrifice ourselves just to keep someone close. Our time, money, … Continue reading I hate you don’t leave me 💔
y first exposure to BPD was many years ago. Totally unaware of BPD I was scared and confused. I had been previously informed that these clients were “difficult and challenging”. Afraid that I would say something wrong I maintained my distance and judgment. Continue reading What we are not
Do you love memes?
For me memes have helped me find laughter when I am really struggling with particular features of BPD. Continue reading BPD Memes
You don’t look like you have borderline… Continue reading A day in a life with BPD
So today for the first time I shared briefly to my third years I have Borderline. We were discussing how violence and trauma can present itself in multiple ways and result in mental illness, drug use, self harm and alcohol misuse … They already know I am a mental health advocate. And who knows! some might be following me on here. But A room full … Continue reading I have Borderline. Hear me ROAR
One moment I could be dancing and singing then a second later I don’t recognise myself… Strategies to help manage rage? Continue reading The Borderline Rage