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Top 10 DBT Skills for Overcoming Alexithymia & Depression (#8 is my Favorite right now!)

    Please welcome Rachel Cooper and her very first guest blog piece at Healing From BPD!  From Rachel:     I often get asked what skills I have learned during my time in recovery from depression, and how I cope on a day-to-day basis.   TW – Trigger Warning   Though I have been […]

Coping Effectively With Medical Limbo and Severe Anxiety

  Yes, that’s me looking very anxious, but don’t worry — this is not a gloom and doom post, and by the time you finish reading it, you may feel better and more encouraged.. I know I’m not the only one out there who has been feeling this way. If you or someone you know is […]

You’re not freaking out about THAT, are you? | BPD & Overreactions

Although I technically no longer meet the criteria for a diagnosis of Borderline Personality Disorder, I still meet some of the criteria and remain (and probably always will be) an emotionally sensitive person. And, like any other human being, whether you have any type of mental health diagnosis or not, I from time to time […]

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. […]

Emotionally Sensitive in an “Always On” World

Emotionally sensitive people can find it especially difficult to cope with society’s “always on,” always doing something, always multitasking expectations. Even droves of averagely sensitive people have found themselves burned out and turning to self medicating or prescription drugs to literally take the edge off of life and numb the overwhelm.  This can’t be the […]

7 Signs That You Might Be An Emotionally Sensitive Person

 You might be an emotionally sensitive person if… You cry at Cheerios commercials You sometimes literally seem to feel what others feel You have an especially hard time coping with criticism. You’ve been diagnosed with Borderline Personality Disorder or Bipolar Disorder. You have a hard time sorting out and identifying what you’re actually feeling. You […]

Motherhood and BPD:How I Saved Myself & My Family (Guest Post by Wil)

Please welcome Wil of Write Into The Light with her first guest post at Healing From BPD. What it used to Be Like I bee lined down the hall into the bathroom, and shut and locked the door behind me before falling to my knees.  Covering my face with my hands, I sobbed.  Outside, my […]

BPD Open Letter in Spanish / en español (Carta Abierta De Parte de Aquellos que Tenemos Trastorno Límite de la Personalidad)

Spanish Translation of the Open Letter from Those of Us With Borderline Personality Disorder to Those Who Do Not Have It.  Thank you so much to Romina of esperanzatlp for doing this translation!  Romina started Esperanza TLP in Mexico to help Spanish speakers who suffer from BPD and their loved ones.  She is one of […]