5 Secrets I’ve Never Told My Friends About My Borderline Personality Disorder

By Truda Wepener Living with a mental health condition can mean keeping a lot of secrets. Not necessarily because you want to keep them, but I’ve generally found people often don’t want to know about what they don’t understand — what is not perceived as “normal” behavior. Try, for example, answering someone who asks how you are with “I am having an excruciating week because my mind won’t shut off and all I want to do is pull the duvet over my head

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This Comic Perfectly Explains Why Anxiety & Depression Are So Difficult To Fight

By​Dovas Anxiety and depression are two mental health disorders that many of us simply don’t get. Nick Seluk, the artist behind the popular Awkward Yeti webcomic, partnered with Sarah Flanigan, a reader who submitted her story to him, to explain how dealing with these disorders is a daily struggle. We all experience anxiety and depression at one point or another, but some of us experience these feelings chronically. It can be difficult for those who don’t suffer from these chronic

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Is Your Facebook Obsession Feeding a Personality Disorder?

Sure, social media has become a normal part of life. But here’s when it becomes a red flag about your personality. BY CHARLOTTE GRAINGER Uploading countless selfies, writing intimate status updates, and checking your notifications every other minute seems like just a part of modern day life, right? These are the markers of the relationship we all have with social media now. They are the norm; nothing to worry yourself about late at night. Or is it? (Don’t miss the signs you’re

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8 Clear Signs You Could Have Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder

You wash your hands raw ISTOCK/PEOPLEIMAGES Touching a handle in a nasty public bathroom or pretty much anything on a subway skeeves most people. But if you have obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), what happens after you grab the subway pole goes way beyond a squirt of sanitizer. You might think: That subway pole I touched is covered in germs. If those germs get on me and into my body, I might get sick. I’m a mom of three, I can’t get sick. What

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23 Things People With Borderline Personality Disorder Want You To Know

Arianna Rebolini Borderline personality disorder (BPD) is a mental illness affecting approximately 1.6% of adults in the U.S. Symptoms — usually beginning in adolescence and early adulthood — include emotional instability, extreme reactions, distorted sense of self, chronic feelings of emptiness, self-harm, and suicidal thoughts or attempts. Research on BPD is in fairly early stages, so many people either don’t know it exists or don’t know what it means. BuzzFeed reached out to six people with BPD — men and women, ages

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