Crisis Averted! More Success Using DBT Skills (Dialectical Behavior Therapy)

A few days ago, I had the trigger of all triggers. Deep seated in my psyche are some serious fears and insecurites around abandonment and being alone. My situation is not unique. In fact, according to the DSM (the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual used by psychology and psychiatry professionals), one of the top criteria for diagnosing […]

ABC News Article ft. Dr. LeslieBeth Wish on Casey Anthony: Borderline Personality Disorder?

As someone who is diagnosed with Borderline Personality Disorder, who is doing her best to honestly share her experience and help break down negative and inaccurate stigmas about the illness (and mental illness in general), I was alarmed, disappointed, and concerned when, after watching a video by another young mental health advocate and BPD-diagnosed woman, […]

Making Mistakes! (We all do it.)

I was just challenged immensely on an emotional level just as I was getting ready to celebrate and share my recent success of using some of the DBT (Dialectical Behavior Therapy) skills I have been learning. This post revolves around my recently noticing an increased ability to cope and deal with the emotions that arise when I realize […]

Celebrate Every Bit of Progress – Success with DBT (Dialectical Behavior Therapy)

Those of us with BPD (Borderline Personality Disorder), and those who know and love us, are all too familiar with how we are quick to notice, point out, and dwell upon the things we do “wrong.”  As we explore in DBT (Dialectical Behavior Therapy), we learn to be less judgmental and more understanding of ourselves […]

Be Like a Baby – DBT Mindfulness Skill

A few weeks ago in my weekly DBT (Dialectical Behavior Therapy) group, the doctor asked us all to place one hand flat on the table and leave it there. About 30 seconds later, she asked us about our experiences – specifically, she asked if we started to describe the experience.I certainly had. My mind is […]

Easily Influenced? A Borderline’s Struggle with Identity

I’m not sure if other people with BPD (Borderline Personality Disorder) feel this way or can relate, but I am pretty easily influenced.  I might hear a strong opinion that radically differs from the one I had been holding until that moment and be swayed completely.  I am not trying to say that I am gullible, an idiot, […]