Please welcome Joyce Savage from Make BPD Stigma Free. In this guest post, she shares her mission as well some personal notes from her own experience.
My name is Joyce Savage. My mission is to increase awareness of Borderline Personality Disorder and reduce the stigma surrounding it. That’s why I created my website.
I was not properly diagnosed until I was 35 years old:twenty years of unnecessary suffering later. In my experience (and that of many others with BPD), not receiving a timely diagnosis can lead to damage can be done that can’t be undone or that takes an awful lot of work to undo. Families can be ripped apart. Many lives can be lost.
My understanding is that BPD can be hereditary. I wanted to make sure that my daughter, who was showing possible BPD traits, didn’t slip through the cracks like I did. I can’t just sit back and do nothing.
What I do at my site, Make BPD Stigma Free, is search for blog posts, articles, etc. on the topic of Borderline Personality Disorder from around the world that touch me and that you may never come across otherwise. I collect them all in one place for you to easily find.
I try to have a little bit of everything on my site – something for everyone – things for people with BPD or those who think they may have it, loved ones of BPD sufferers, etc.
I have information, statistics, some videos, poems, polls, and so much more. I also have some humour because we sometimes need to laugh or else we’ll cry. And we’ve all had enough of that. I especially love the jokes that only those of us with BPD would get!
I feel so alone a lot of the time, like no one can possibly understand what I’m going through. It’s so hard for people without BPD to understand what it’s like. I believe they can, but usually only to a point. My goal is to help change this.
During this journey, I am working on writing a book about Borderline Personality Disorder. I’m not sure what it’s going to be like. I’ll find out as I write it and it comes to me I hope you’ll follow me via social media to keep updated on this project.I look forward to reading your comments on my site. I’d like to know what you like about it and what you’d like to see, and I’ll do my best to provide it.
Thanks for reading. Follow my blog in my journey to wellness and recovery. I hope you will learn more about BPD along with me.
Let’s Make BPD Stigma-Free!
- Joyce Savage
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You can also read my weekly newspaper at: Make BPD Stigma Free Newspaper
More content also coming soon at Google+