Tag Archive for: self harm

Controlling Impulses by Starting Small (DBT Ice Cube)

Early on in my diagnosis of Borderline Personality Disorder and until I really got into the skills of DBT (Dialectical Behavior Therapy), I had a pattern of quickly jumping from an impulse, thought, or emotion to an action. I felt anxious, so I would run or freak out.  I felt angry, so I would yell, throw […]

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 […]