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Why Your BPD Setback is NOT a Failure

So many times those of us with or in recovery from Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) or other emotion regulation disorders see setbacks as failures.  I don’t believe they are, and in this video, I get into details as to why as well as how to reframe setbacks so that they become information to empower 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 […]

Dual Diagnosis: Addiction and BPD – There is Hope! (Borderline Personality Disorder)

A Way to Numb The Pain For me drinking was a way for me to handle negative emotions. It allowed me to escape the overwhelming unhappiness I felt and to instead feel nothing at all. Like any other “negative” coping mechanism I thought drinking worked great for a while. I began drinking regularly about at […]

Emerging from the Oppressive Symptoms of Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD)

It can be really frustrating to realize that we are not where we hoped or wished we would be at this point in our lives.  I used to get very jealous and depressed when others my age around me were graduating from college, getting married, starting families, and I seemed desperately stuck in the same […]

Destructive Impulsivity in Borderline Personality Disorder

One of the most difficult aspects of having Borderline Personality Disorder has been the repeated destruction I created around and within my life, be it in jobs, personal relationships, school — you name it.  I was in so much emotional pain — overwhelmed by my emotions and unsure how to cope with or tolerate them […]

Coping With An Emotional Crisis Involving Multiple Diagnoses (BPD, OCD, PTSD) – There is HOPE!

Last night, I found myself struggling with the thought: “To post or not to post? That is the question.”  I have been in the midst of an emotional crisis – not a huge one, but a crisis nonetheless.  Questions that went through my mind: “Do I share this experience with my readers? Will it make […]

DBT Golden Nugget: Yes We Can! (Borderline Personality Disorder)

Introducing DBT Golden Nuggets from HealingFromBPD.org.  These will be shorter posts that appear now and then on the blog and that address a quick tip around Borderline Personality Disorder and Dialectical Behavior Therapy.  I hope you find them helpful!Today’s DBT Golden Nugget is: Yes We Can!DBT even appears in my dreams!  Last night, I dreamed […]

If you suffer from BPD, there is HOPE!

Yesterday was pretty intense, and I’ve been thinking about how to share the situation with you in a way that would be encouraging to you. If you’re suffering from Borderline Personality Disorder and can’t even imagine getting well, let alone being able to return to the site of a trigger to help someone else while […]