Living With a Psychiatric Disability in an Able-Minded World

Living With a Psychiatric Disability in an Able-Minded World

Hannah Hilgeman is a contributor to the online health community The Mighty. She writes about her physical disability: postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome (POTS), her mental health disability: borderline personality disorder (BPD), and life at the intersection of these two chronic conditions.

The Power of Peer Support

The Power of Peer Support

In addition to therapy, medication and hospitalization this research study on peer support shows that sharing “lived” experience with others is a powerful and highly effective tool in the mental health arsenal.

KonMari and BPD: Organizing Your Emotions

KonMari and BPD: Organizing Your Emotions

How does KonMari relate to Borderline Personality Disorder? Well, it brought to mind something that is a key element in the BPD treatment Dialectical Behavior Therapy developed by Dr. Marsha Linehan. She calls it Radical Acceptance

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…

Too Much Empathy: Is That a BPD Thing?

Too Much Empathy: Is That a BPD Thing?

Many people who are diagnosed with Borderline Personality who exhibit a high degree of emotional sensitivity along with what is described as a genetic vulnerability to emotional dysregulation might actually possess a form of giftedness. Which begs the question: “If this is a gift, why does it hurt so much?”