Misery doesn’t just love company, sometimes it needs company. Knowing that you’re not alone in the often alienating thoughts and feelings that accompany Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) can be a great relief.
Here are a few blogs written by a variety of people, each on a personal journey or recovery from Borderline Personality Disorder. A glimpse into their experiences might help you as you navigate your own journey.
My Raw Recovery
Reading this blog feels like you’re getting a shot of positivity and hope. Don’t be fooled, the blogger — recent college graduate Alex — does not hold back when writing about the horror of the depression and anxiety she has dealt with in her struggle to beat Borderline Personality Disorder and her co-occurring eating disorder, but there is always a message of hope and possibility in her writing.
You’ve heard of turning lemons into lemonade. This blog illustrates how someone with Borderline Personality Disorder has taken her struggles, owned them, and run with them. Kayla Kavanaugh, described as a “singer/songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and mental health ambassador,” has used music to express herself and help deal with her struggles with Borderline Personality Disorder. A big part of Kayla’s work deals with fighting the stigma around BPD and other mental health disorders.
Do you have any blogs that you follow or recommend? Do you have your own BPD blog? Share these in the comments below.
Thank you so much for including my blog in this list and for all the nice things you had to say!
Thanks for being brave enough to share your story with others!
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Borderline Personality Disorder is the most difficult to understand and diagnose mental illness. As a consequence. there is little awareness of its existence in the general public. If there were greater awareness, more resources would be brought to the table to help these people.
I believe the biggest problem is its name. “Borderline” means nothing in helping us understand the condition. I have proposed that we change the name to Faultfinding Personality Disorder based on the most important diagnostic criterion – chronic finding of fault with themselves and others due to their black-and-white thinking, which leads to disturbed interpersonal relationships.
To back this up, I wrote the book “Faultfinders: The impact of borderline personality disorder.” I explained the condition using examples of numerous famous people to make the symptoms memorable. I would be interested to hear what others think about a possible name change.
There’s actually another article on the site that addresses just this topic: https://www.borderlinepersonalitytreatment.com/bpd-name-change.html
Thank you for this article & the links.
When you have BPD finding support is very important. I have found a great community on Facebook at BPD Support Group.