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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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Defining Dialectical Behavior Therapy

Nearly two years have passed since I first heard the words “wise mind” and “dialectics.” Since then, I’ve extensively researched Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT). I…

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What ‘Space’ Means To Someone With BPD

“I need space.” It seems like a harmless phrase, a simple request. It should be easy enough to accommodate; you simply allow some silent time…

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Chronic Emptiness & Seeking Attention

I’ve never told many people this, but I spend most of my time awake feeling empty. I lack a sense of purpose, a fulfilment in…

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A Thank You Letter To My Favorite Person

To My Favorite Person, You had no way of knowing what was in store when we first became friends. You may have had some preconceived…

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4 Ways I ‘Split’ As Someone With BPD

The world is constantly split in the eyes of someone like me with borderline personality disorder. We only see things in extremes, one end of…

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5 Ways I Combat Dissociation

“The room evaporates. My body is gone, but also still there. I feel a tingling consuming my body, rolling through my veins, yet I am…

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