My Road to DBT (Fiona’s Story)

Please welcome guest blogger Fiona, who actively blogs about her mental health experience to a captive audience at Sunny Spells and Scattered Showers. Her story is honest, refreshing, and inspiring. TRIGGER WARNING: Mentions of self-harm and a suicide attempt (not graphic). Eight years ago I was diagnosed with clinical depression, and two years ago, I […]

Recent Facebook Live: Importance of Self-Care and Emotional Sensitivity (BPD)

I recently discovered Facebook Live, which allows my Facebook Followers on my Debbie of DBT Path Facebook page to connect with me in real-time, with me on the cam, talking and responding to comments and questions that you enter in below my video.  Here’s the first live event, which took place on April 1st. Thoughts? […]

BPD & Addicted to Drama

Are people with borderline personality disorder “addicted” to drama? My answer might surprise you. Take biology, past history, and other issues into account, and we can understand this issue a bit better and learn how to compassionately approach and work on issues around drama addiction. Some of the topics covered in the video: A personal […]

Fear of Real or Imagined Abandonment & BPD

Is fear of abandonment one of the criteria of Borderline Personality Disorder that affects your most important relationships?  If you experienced abandonment or rejection early in life and went on to develop BPD, it’s no wonder that this fear would be present and amplified as a concern and worry. But, we do not have to […]

Facts, Assumptions, and Missing Pieces in Seth Meyers, Psy.D.’s “Price of Loving Someone…Borderline…”

Ok. Wow. Lots of emotions have been activated in response to an article that Psychology Today reshared today on their Facebook page, entitled, “The Price of Loving Someone Narcissistic or Borderline…and why it can take so long to recover.”  Before I even began to read the (mostly insightful) comments and feedback left for the author, […]

The Sadness Spiral (BPD and Afraid to Feel)

If you suffer from borderline personality disorder, BPD traits, or emotional sensitivity, you likely relate to having incredibly intense emotions.  What people who do not have these issues have difficulty understanding is how we can go from sadness to despair (and even having suicidal thoughts) or from anger to rage (and even lashing out and […]

The Truth About Recovery From BPD

Do you or a loved one want to learn more about recovery from ‪#BPD‬ (Borderline Personality Disorder)? I am so pleased to be a guest at this important online event, hosted by Amanda Smith, LMSW, in recovery from BPD, and founder of My Dialectical Life. Hope to see you or your loved ones there! ♥ […]

The Dialectical Behavior Therapy Wellness Planner by Amanda Smith, LMSW

Please welcome guest blogger, Amanda Smith, LMSW of Hope For BPD and My Dialectical Life and now author of the fantastic spiral bound resource, The Dialectical Behavior Therapy Wellness Planner: 365 Days of Healthy Living for Your Body, Mind, and Spirit. I love DBT.  Dialectical Behavior Therapy not only saved my life, but it also […]

The Clincial Myth Of BPD

“What is BPD?” I remember asking this question when walking into my first presentation as a Marriage and Family Therapy trainee. As the presenter went on to describe Borderline Personality Disorder as a diagnosis, I began wonder, “What does diagnosing someone with BPD mean for the individuals, and moreover what does that mean for me […]

The Shifting Chameleon: Identity Disturbance and BPD

Hello, Dear HFBPD Community!  Please help me welcome guest blogger Robert Fischer, M.D. with this excellent post on identity disturbance and Borderline Personality Disorder.  “Dr. Bob” is a psychiatrist, Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychiatry, UCLA, School Of Medicine Dept. Of Psychoneuroimmunology, Mindful Awareness Research Center, and he is the Executive Director at Optimum Performance Institute and […]