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 […]

Italian Transalation of Open Letter from Those of Us Who Have Borderline Personality Disorder (Disturbo Borderline di Personalità)

    For the people of Italy!  Thank you so much to the people of the Facebook page “Disturbo Borderline di Personalità”  for this translation!  (Links to this letter in English and several other languages at the bottom of the post.)   Una Lettera Aperta da parte di tutti noi che soffriamo di Disturbo Borderline […]

Dutch Transalation of Open Letter from Those of Us Who Have Borderline Personality Disorder

For the people of Belgium… the Dutch version of the Open Letter. Thank you to HFBPD reader, Christine!   Een open brief van mensen met BPS   Lieve vrienden, familie, geliefden, ex-geliefden, kinderen en anderen,   Ik kan me indenken dat je je gefrustreerd en hopeloos voelt en het wilt opgeven. Het is niet jouw schuld. […]

Music: My Own Special TARDIS | BPD, and “Time Traveling” (Guest post by Alma)

I have always loved music: playing it, singing it, and listening to it.  Emotionally, of all my pastimes, I have found music the most evocative in terms of conjuring memory.  When I was growing up I was selectively mute for many years.  Music became the way that I expressed myself.  It helped me to survive. […]

Got Anxiety? Top 5 Easy Tips That Can Work NOW

    If you’re suffering from anxiety today, I want you to know you’re not alone. I am, too.  No, I don’t think it will make you feel better to know I’m being affected in this way — but sometimes it helps to know that even people who we consider to be “strong” also can […]

BPD Recovery in Reality: Sometimes We Slip Up (and it’s only human)

  Okay. I’m not trying to make a bigger deal of this than it is, but I wanted to share something with you.  As most of you know, I am in recovery from Borderline Personality Disorder.  I no longer meet enough of the criteria to have a diagnosis of Borderline Personality Disorder. With this in […]