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A Short Film About Borderline Personality Disorder

Here is a short video (just under an hour) about Borderline Personality Disorder. Warning, may be triggering for some. Image Credit DBT (Dialectical Behavior Therapy) was founded by Dr. Marsha Linehan, who was formerly hospitalized for Borderline Personality Disorder (well before the diagnosis was commonly used) and who engaged in self-harm behaviors. She, as well […]

How To Change Your Emotions [If you WANT to]

Today in DBT (Dialectical Behavior Therapy) class, we covered the Emotion Regulation Skill of “Opposite Action.”  In this post, I summarize what I got out of the video we watched by Marsha Linehan. No copyright infringement intended. Just passing along knowledge to better process the material myself and to help others. How to Change Emotions […]

No Longer The Victim | Protecting My Inner Child (Sexual Harassment at Work)

Today at work my boss made some really inappropriate comments to me in front of other staff members. It’s been ongoing lately, and it is really upsetting.  I like my part-time job. It’s my source of income, and I enjoy the work. I don’t need this kind of stress.Years ago, in a situation like this, […]

Some Thoughts on Judging | Borderline Personality Disorder

Last week in DBT class, we talked about judging. According to Dr. Marsha Linehan, the pioneer of DBT (Dialectical Behavior Therapy) for BPD (Borderline Personality Disorder / Emotion Regulation Disorder): “Judging is when you observe a fact and then add an evaluation of good or bad.” Her recommendation is to “non-judgmentally observe a fact and […]

ABC News Article ft. Dr. LeslieBeth Wish on Casey Anthony: Borderline Personality Disorder?

As someone who is diagnosed with Borderline Personality Disorder, who is doing her best to honestly share her experience and help break down negative and inaccurate stigmas about the illness (and mental illness in general), I was alarmed, disappointed, and concerned when, after watching a video by another young mental health advocate and BPD-diagnosed woman, […]