Dear HealingFromBPD community, please welcome again, guest blogger Joyce Savage of the Make BPD Stigma-Free community. Let's give her a warm welcome back! - Debbie
Hello - my name is Joyce, and I have Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD). I am passionate about raising awareness and fighting stigma associated with Borderline Personality Disorder - especially for men, who experience even more stigma than women with the disorder, and adolescents, who, if they get treatment as soon as possible, may save years of unnecessary pain and suffering.
One of my passions is to create accessible resources. I have a BPD Discussion / Support Group that I run every other week at my local Peer Support Centre. Attendance has been very poor, but I’m trying very hard not to get discouraged. My Peer Support Centre is one of several in a network across Southeastern Ontario. I have just started doing my group at one of the other centres once a month. I am going back soon the second time, and I think this centre will have a much better response than my local one. I am so excited and hopeful now.
I have created this video to help explain BPD to those without the disorder. The inspiration came from reading about different types of “Borderlines,” including “Quiet Borderlines.” A Quiet Borderline typically doesn’t “act out”, but rather tends to “act in,” turning their anger inwards into depression. Because of this, many times they are misdiagnosed or missed entirely. Please let me know what you think!
I have also been diligently working on my blog, compiling informative articles, posts from other blogs and much more.
Debbie has been an inspiration to me since before I started my blog. I hope that one day I can be half as good as her. I appreciate this opportunity to share a little about myself with you all.
Till next time,Joyce Savage,
PS I have been working on a book about BPD and it’s nearing completion. I can’t wait until it’s ready for you to read!
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