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Boredom & BPD: Some Skillful Alternatives to Harmful Behaviors (Guest Blogger Marci)

Please welcome first-time guest blogger Marci of Marci, Mental Health, and More Everyone feels bored sometimes.  For people with borderline personality disorder (BPD) being bored can be accompanied by other intense emotions and/or can result in behavior that doesn’t help and sometimes makes things worse.  When I am bored some of the common emotions I […]

I don’t feel like it! | Using DBT Skills (Even when you don’t feel like it)

Despite being well-versed in DBT (Dialectical Behavior Therapy), I found it difficult to use my skills when I needed them most.  I hoped and wished for some miracle to suddenly make everything ok — to make me feel better and to fill the void I felt inside. I felt almost paralyzed and stuck in my […]

Boredom & The Borderline (BPD & Self-harm)

As a person with Borderline Personality Disorder, I can attest – boredom, or being idle, truly is “the devil’s playground.” It seems that when boredom hits me, it’s much more intense than it is for other people, and I desperately feel the need to feel something – anything. I’ve heard a theory that, since many […]