Big Decisions, Avoidance, and Being Emotionally Sensitive (BPD, DBT)

As an emotionally sensitive woman who suffered for years with Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) and is now in recovery, I have noticed a tendency to avoid making large shifts in my life.  Perhaps it’s that whole “Don’t rock the boat” mentality that comes when I think about times when I have become incredibly emotionally dysregulated […]

5 Strategies for Sticking With DBT and Recovery (Even When Times Get Tough)

Please welcome back Healing From BPD Guest Blogger, Mary:                                Debbie has asked me to write on my experience thus far of participating in an Intensive Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) Treatment Program.  More specifically, she has asked me to give some words of advice to others in such a program who may find themselves […]

Problem with Perfectionism: To “C’ or Not to “C” (That is the question)

Take an emotionally sensitive woman with Borderline Personality Disorder traits (and in recovery from BPD), a perfectionist complex, and two intensive semester courses jammed into four weeks and what do you get?  This video. I hope it speaks to you, encourages you, or helps you in some way.  I look forward to your thoughts. I […]

Open Letter to Dr. Marsha Linehan from Debbie Corso

For an assignment in the Positive Psychology course that I am taking this summer as part of my grad school program, we were asked to write a gratitude letter to someone who affected our lives. I chose Dr. Marsha Linehan, who developed Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) and who has suffered herself as an emotionally sensitive […]

Attention Clinicians: People With BPD Need Validation, Non-Judgment, and Compassion (Borderline Personality Disorder)

What I am about to write in this post will come as no surprise to those of you who suffer from Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD), but it may be helpful for those who treating you or who have careers ahead of them that will allow them to do so. Starting with its very name, the […]

Making BPD Stigma Free: For Me, My daughter, and YOU (Guest post by Joyce Savage)

Please welcome Joyce Savage from Make BPD Stigma Free. In this guest post, she shares her mission as well some personal notes from her own experience. My name is Joyce Savage.  My mission is to increase awareness of Borderline Personality Disorder and reduce the stigma surrounding it.  That’s why I created my website. I was […]

New BPD Documentary: Behind The Scenes Sneak Peek!

I recently blogged about why I agreed to be in Tami Sattler’s documentary on Borderline Personality Disorder in this post.  I also promised to bring you behind the scenes photos and information on the project since many of you, my dear readers, expressed in interest in such things via my Facebook page and Twitter feed. […]