1.) People are getting better.
Though there is still stigma out there within the medical community, there are therapists like Amparo Penny, who offers online therapy, and Alicia Paz, with whom I run an online DBT group, who choose to specifically work with the “borderline population.” They have hearts that want to help us awaken our inner ability to heal and recover. They are not alone. There are also incredible programs out there such as OPI Living and the Roanne Program, which specialize in helping young adults with emotion regulation disorders. Their motto is: “We treat the WHOLE person, not just the diagnosis.”
P.S. Further Encouragement: Just days ago, The Minister of Mental Health and Aging in Australia, Mark Butler, was quoted in a media release as saying that “treatment for Borderline Personality Disorder is effective and people can recover and lead fulfilling lives.”