Twentysomething (& Beyond) and Borderline Personality Disorder

This week's post includes my recent vlog on being twenty-something (& beyond) and dealing with the diagnosis of Borderline Personality Disorder. I am now in my thirties and wish I had been more receptive to accepting my diagnosis and receiving help and treatment earlier.  While I can't go back and change the past, I am now (in my thirties) in recovery and actively helping others to reduce their suffering and learn skills that can help them out right now.

I talk about how DBT Classes helped me enter into recovery from BPD and how I am in awe of those who seek help and get treatment in their twenties.

The truth is, I am impressed with anyone at any age who seeks treatment from this disorder. It takes courage, and the timing is different for every person. 

Please enjoy, and I look forward to your thoughts.


Thank you for reading and watching.
More soon.


  1. you're such a good soul Debbie ... I've learned I was suffering bpd at only 45 and wish really doctors and psys said me the truth before ... My life begins only to change and it's very hard ... after addiction and so on ... if perhaps I knew my disorder and how to cope with it, all things could have been different, for me, my family, my friends, my job ...... I live with that culpability on my shoulders ... and a lot of delusion. But I try to do my best with the help of good people. Nowadays, I cant free my mind totally and have often symptoms that disturbed me and my every day life. Thank you for your posts, your action and for being you. Lot of joy and happiness in your life Debbie! Kiss Anne-Marie (excuse ly english, I'm a frenchspeaker from Belgium)

    1. Dear Anne-Marie -- thank you so much for your kind words! Did you know that there is a video version of the Open Letter From Those With BPD in French? Check it out in the archives. :) Thank you for your kind words and for sharing important parts of your own story. We must remember to let go of regret and know that everyone's timing is different. Huge hugs! ♥

  2. I just found you and I had my 'come to Jesus' moment, although I'm a Jew, so maybe it would be a 'come to Moses' moment. You are my Oprah, Debbie. I've been in DBT classes for almost a year and I got more out of one day watching your youtubes than a whole year of slogging through that dry weekly lecture class. I am soo excited to sign up for the Mindfulness class tomorrow on DBTpath and to download your books. I've never heard anyone tell their stories that sounded like mine about things that I've also done. Suddenly I don't feel like such a freak, so alone, like I'm such a bad person. Thank you so much.

    1. Awww Shikka! What a beautiful comment. Thank you for sharing, and very much looking forward to connecting with you in class! You are NEVER alone. ♥



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