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How An IOP Program Helped Me Find Myself

The first time I walked into the doors at my local psychiatric hospital to start their Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP), I was absolutely terrified… so terrified…

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10 Occurrences When You Fear Abandonment

No matter how long you’ve been friends with someone or how committed your partner seems, you can’t shake that fear that eventually everyone will leave….

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How You Can Help Prevent Suicide

I have a very serious confession to make: I have tried to die by suicide. I have made 3 attempts; my first being at age…

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The Mixed Feelings Of Giving Up Self-Harm

Each year, 1 in 5 women and 1 in 7 men engage in self-harm. For me, self-harm has been one of the main ways of…

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Why I’m So Open About My BPD

“Shouldn’t you be less open about borderline personality disorder? People will think you’re nuts.” I vividly remember my sister-in-law condemning me shortly after my formal…

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Inpatient Hospitalization From The Other Side

I’ve received treatment for mental illness since early high school. People jokingly call me the “hospitalization pro” because of the number of times I’ve been…

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Mental Health Holds No Silver Linings

We live in a world where we tell people there’s only one way to feel: OK. When someone isn’t smiling and skipping around, we tell…

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To Someone Newly Diagnosed With BPD

Maybe you’ve spent years trying to understand why you seemed different. Perhaps you’ve stumped countless professionals or been turned away when you weren’t “better” with…

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The Harsh Reality Of BPD And Professionals

I hate introductions almost as much as I hate goodbyes. For someone living with borderline personality disorder, though, both of these occur commonly with personal…

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7 Common Myths About Borderline Personality

Borderline personality disorder comes with many stigmas, and tons of myths. The amount of negative media surrounding this disorder makes me sick. However, in hopes…

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