Border _ | A compassionate documentary on BPD (Borderline Personality Disorder)



Welcome, and please enjoy viewing the documentary "Border  _"




This compassionate film on Borderline Personality Disorder and (and the hopeful possibility of RECOVERING from BPD) is the creative and passionate vision of producer/director Dr. Tamra Sattler and features the following women who have all overcome and recovered from (or are in the process of recovering from) Borderline Personality Disorder:


Debbie Corso of Healing From BPD.com and EmotionallySensitive.com, and author of Healing From Borderline Personality Disorder: My Journey Out of Hell Through Dialectical Behavior Therapy and Stop Sabotaging: A 31-Day DBT Challenge to Change Your Life.  Debbie is now in recovery from BPD and no longer meets the criteria for a diagnosis. She facilitates worldwide online DBT groups to teach others what she's learned at DBT Path.  Join her for an online class today!


Teresa Lynne of , is based in Atlanta, Georgia. She is a mother, a Martha Beck trained DBT and Life Skills Coach serving clients worldwide (via phone, online, and Skype), a Motivational Speaker, and author of the forthcoming, When Treatment is Trauma.


Lisa Matienzo is a Northern California mom and wife whose faith is helping her in her healing process. "Hope" is her daily reminder, and her intention with participating in this documentary is to continue her own healing while also helping others.


Presh Grieshop is working hard on her recovery from BPD along with other mental health diagnoses. She volunteers at a disease prevention agency.



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34 comments:

  1. I was told you don't recover from BPD, as with many chronic mental health disorders. I myself have rebounded from BPD symptoms, but I still see them surface occasionally. I haven't watched the video yet, but wanted to say I'm always skeptical of stories stating recovery from chronic disorders. Maybe this one will change my mind.

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    1. Sorry you were given that negative misinformation, and hope that you find the hope that you have been looking for! Recovery is possible! ♥

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  2. AMAZING!!! im crying at the moment LOL but in a good way. this is really wonderfully done and i plan to share it with everyone from friends to my therapists to my old dbt group ♥

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  3. My name is Christa and single. I have BPD and am grateful I took DBT. If I didn't I don't know where I'll be I want to thank Shirley S helping me learn the DBT and being patience with me She is a wonderful therapist. Bless you.

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    1. What a kind comment. Thanks for watching and sharing your thoughts, Christa! ♥

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  4. I have already started subtitling it in order for it to reach as many people as possible here in Brazil!

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  5. I actually cried while watching this. I should have expected it but I related t every. single. thing. I've never felt more understood.

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    1. Wow. Thank you so much for sharing Krystina. This film is further evidence that you are not alone. ♥

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  6. This was great, thanks for sharing these "real life" experiences that gives us some understanding of what our loved ones are going through, but mostly letting us know that there is hope. I would like to see it from a male point of view since females are wired so differently, just to see how they manifest it and also their thoughts on therapy.

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    1. Thank you so much for your kind comment, Victoria. Our director did put a casting call out for men, but there were no takers. Hopefully something like this can be done in a follow-up film. ♥

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  7. Oh my word, i totally relate to this. the people who i so want to understand me, doesnt, and then there are people out there who do understand me, im in a bad way at the moment, and i just hope and pray i can find the right help

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    1. Thank you so much for sharing, and really hoping you get connected with the services you want and need. ♥

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    1. I believe the director is working on it. :) Thanks for asking!

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  9. I'd really love to understand how you got DBT through a clinic? I cannot find any therapist that takes my insurance for DBT.I am tired of hearing of everyones success while I at 41 have had the worst therapists and have to pay at least 300 a week for DBT. I have gotten worse. Why? 20 years of therapy that didnt work and more and more people leaving has just ruined me more. I'm truly at the end of my rope. I'd like to quit my job of 18 years because it seems to me that if you are on medicare you might get treatment, if you have money you can afford treatment, someone in the middle like me gets absolutely nothing.

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    1. Geez, Maria. I can imagine how frustrated you must be with the lack of services in your area. I have private insurance, and the psychiatric clinic I attend for therapy, etc. offers DBT groups as part of their services. I know you are not alone. I've seen concerns like this from many people. DBT really does need to go from being a service that only some can access to being acknowledged as the (often) life saving treatment that it is, and be more readily available. Thank you for commenting.

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    2. Hi Maria,
      I am currently taking a dbt online class for $97 a month it is worth every penny.
      I have tried everything since I've been 18, I'll be 47 in a week so I understand your struggle.
      Here is the link for more info:
      Www.dbtpath.net
      Good luck,Darlene

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  10. Great Documentary!
    I think I'm dating someone with BPD. One day she would be so warm to me, the next day (literally) she'll be cold. She has cut me out of her life twice and both times, I have been very patient doing small things showing i really cared for her. When I'm with her, i feel like i'm walking on egg shells and afraid of what will cause her to completely cut me out of her life. Well, I feel like she's having another episode and I don't know what I should do, dating her has been an emotional roller coaster yet I don't want to abandon her because I really care for her.

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    1. Thank you so much for watching, for your feedback, and for sharing your story Wendy. ♥

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  11. Awesome documentary! I was told for a long time that you cannot get better from BPD! I have a therapist who used to teach DBT and I am getting better! I wis everyone had access to DBT !!!

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    1. I've heard the same thing in the past. It's just not true. So glad you have a DBT trained therapist, and I wish everyone had access, too! Thanks for commenting, Karen!

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  12. This is a great video. I am a recovered former borderline and only wish this had been available when I was first diagnosed with BPD 10 ears ago. I hope that people will see this before they hear from the pessimists who spread misinformation about the disorder being untreatable.

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    1. Thank you for commenting, and we agree!

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  13. A comforting documentary. No triggers. No stress. Only full of positive and calming influence. Thank you for producing this film.

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    1. Thank you for your comment, Danielle, and glad you enjoyed the film!

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  14. My name is Stephanie and I was diagnosed with BPD in 2012. I used to go to therapist to get help I got to that point where I just quit going. My BPD rules my life I have episodes several times a day. After watching this documentary it really opened my eyes from them working through it. Thanks for making this film and sharing it with people.

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    1. How wonderful -- thank you Stephanie for your comment! ♥

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  15. you're making it appear as if no males would suffer from bpd. thats really sad.

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    1. El Grande, I'm very sympathetic to the fact that MANY men suffer from BPD. See the archives for some related articles. I am also closely affiliated with OPI/Roanne Program, the only program in the US that helps both men and women with BPD in their intensive programs. The producer of this film did reach out to cast men and women, but quite unfortunately, she did not have men respond. Thank you for your comment.

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  16. Hello, I'm 25 and was recently diagnosed with BPD. The diagnosis is making me feel a little lonely. I'm not sure who I should talk to about it, and I am scared that when I do -- people will judge me. Anyway, I'm curious as to how I should approach my family and friends. :D I'd really love any advice! :) Thank you so much!

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  17. I found this when I was looking for help coping with dissociative episodes. I connect with all of this documentary. It's been so hard for me to accept this diagnosis, for myself. It's like I need more evidence that this is what I really have. And seeing this documentary gives me more evidence for the illness and hope. I connect with everything and everyone in this documentary. Thank you.

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  18. Hi Debbie! Thank you so much for this video. I found your site a few days ago after starting my own blog very recently about my battle with BPD. Your whole EVERYTHING, has given me a new sense of hope in the journey to healing, and recovery. Thank you so very much. Hope this finds you with a huge smile!

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