Borderline Personality Disorder Doesn’t Mean ‘Crazy’, It Means Wearing Your Heart On Your Sleeve Every Day

By Jessica Wilson I read somewhere tonight that 18 million Americans live with Borderline Personality Disorder. That means, the rest of the population are the ones out to get us, the ones calling us psychopaths, the ones who can’t believe there are 18 million mentally ill patients walking the streets without straight-jackets. Except it doesn’t. The way I see it, there are 18 million Americans living with their hearts on their sleeves. 18 million Americans who are misunderstood because they feel

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People With Borderline Personality Disorder Deserve Empathy And Understanding

What do you know about borderline personality disorder? Today’s guest contributor, Natalia Hero, shares her personal insights into the often stigmatized mental illness, usually referred to as BPD.  If you have BPD, please comment below and tell us about your experiences.  May is Borderline Personality Disorder Awareness Month – it’s also my birthday month, and the month during which I was diagnosed with the disorder. I like to think that that reinforces the connection I have with my illness – that BPD

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Inside My Borderline Mind

I have borderline personality disorder (BPD). It is a serious mental disorder which affects my personality functioning and traits through emotional dysregulation.  This basically means that I am unable to manage my emotions. I am emotionally unstable, and this instability strongly influences how I think, feel and behave. The Impairments In My Personality Functioning: Self & Interpersonal Functioning Every day I struggle with my identity and self-direction.  I know I am a daughter, a sister, a friend, a mother and

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I have borderline personality disorder. Here are 6 things I wish people understood.

  By Eliza Hecht “You don’t appear like you have marginal identity issue,” individuals regularly say to me. They mean it as a compliment. I don’t fit into their concept of what marginal identity issue resembles. They think individuals with BPD will slaughter you, or torch your home, or stalk you until the point when you have to record a controlling request. We lie, we control; we’re “troublesome” and “treatment-safe.” People believe we’re insane, in the traditional feeling of the

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Why Mental Illnesses Can Make People So Tired

By Rose Odds are, whether you know somebody with a mental issue or incapacity, you may have asked them or thought, “Why are you tired?” For me, “I’m drained” is not an objection or cynical. It’s only an unavoidable truth. Enable me to clarify why a man who is continually engaging their own mind and societal desires may feel so depleted. These are individuals whose brains are stuck in overdrive and have an incredible measure of trouble loosening up to

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