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Resources: Men and Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD)

I already know about the difficulties of experiencing the symptoms of Borderline Personality Disorder as a woman.  I can only imagine how difficult it must be to be a man with BPD in a culture that undervalues emotional expression from males and often encourages the expression of stereotypical anger, macho-ism, and the suppression of emotions […]

Resources: Men and Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD)

I already know about the difficulties of experiencing the symptoms of Borderline Personality Disorder as a woman.  I can only imagine how difficult it must be to be a man with BPD in a culture that undervalues emotional expression from males and often encourages the expression of stereotypical anger, macho-ism, and the suppression of emotions […]

Quick Tips For Using DBT Skills When Traveling

In contrast to the dreary, snowy landscape outside my window the last time that I wrote for Healing from BPD, I now find myself at the height of summer. The days are hot and long, and the sky is sunny and blue. Looking out the window, it is difficult to imagine feeling anything but relaxed […]

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 […]

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 […]

Couponing to Contribute: A DBT Distress Tolerance Skill Application In Real Life

As emotionally sensitive people, we often think that when we do something, we must do it big…fantastically…brilliantly, and with all of our effort, every single time.  The fact is, this is not always the case, and it’s a lot of pressure to put on oneself if you’re feeling down and distressed. Sometimes, when feeling like […]

Learn Your DBT’s with a Marsha Linehan Video Marathon

Dr. Marsha Linehan of Behavioral Tech, LLC. is responsible for developing what is now known as DBT, or Dialectical Behavior Therapy.  Originally developed to help those with Borderline Personality Disorder, it is now used to treat a wide range of emotion dysregulation disorders and issues. If you don’t know Marsha’s story, [Dr. Marsha Linehan comes […]

Skills for a Psychiatric Pickle* (*dilemma) – Rapping about DBT

In DBT (Dialectical Behavior Therapy), we learn that if you can solve a problem that is distressing you, then problem solving is a great place to start.  But what happens when you find yourself extremely stressed out by a situation over which you have no immediate control or way of resolving? We encounter situations like this […]