The Power Of Peer Support

The Power Of Peer Support

In a sobering essay in a recent New York Times, staff writer David Brooks lays out a strategy for helping prevent the ever-increasing number of suicides in the United States.

A Very Good BPD Blog… IMHO

A Very Good BPD Blog… IMHO

There are a number of people who write about their BPD experiences on a personal blog. Writing a blog requires a sincere commitment to keeping it up, especially when a number of folks follow it. I just came across this one…

2018 Thanksgiving Part 2: Survival Tips.

2018 Thanksgiving Part 2: Survival Tips.

Thanksgiving is upon us. The time of year when millions of families gather to reconnect, rejoice and reflect. But for some families, especially ones that have a member with borderline personality disorder, it can also be a time of stress…

2018 Thanksgiving Day Thoughts Part I: Gratitude and the Brain

2018 Thanksgiving Day Thoughts Part I: Gratitude and the Brain

Thanksgiving season is here again, a holiday that officially  dates back to October of 1863, in the midst of the American Civil War when President Abraham Lincoln declared:

“I do therefore invite my fellow citizens in every part of the United States, and also those who are at sea and those who are sojourning in foreign lands, to set apart and observe the last Thursday of November next, as a day of Thanksgiving and Praise to our beneficent Father who dwelleth in the Heavens.”

Selena Gomez and DBT

Selena Gomez and DBT

Popular singer Selena Gomez was twice hospitalized in the last few weeks for a low white blood cell count, a side effect of the kidney transplant she had in her long battle with the autoimmune disease Lupus. It was during the second visit that Gomez suffered a panic attack. Overwhelmed by anxiety and depression regarding her health issues she experienced an emotional breakdown and asked to undergo Dialectical Behavior Therapy, or DBT, to help her cope with the turmoil.

Ruminating: It Is Not Your (de)Fault

Ruminating: It Is Not Your (de)Fault

You know that moment when you are just falling asleep and an unpleasant thought pops into your head? It might be about a conversation you had with someone during the day that felt a bit awkward. You start to mull it over. “Why did I say that?” Or worse, “Why did they say that?” Suddenly your state of mind races from All Quiet on the Western Front to Armageddon.