Pets and BPD: How They Help

Pets and BPD: How They Help

There are lots of research studies that support the value of including animals as part of a treatment plan for a wide range of health issues. But no studies have specifically looked at the experience of people who have borderline personality disorder and also own pets. Until now…

Pets & BPD

Pets & BPD

It’s no surprise to hear that having a pet can boost feelings of well-being in Tabby or Fido’s owner. Now there is scientific proof that this also occurs in people who have borderline personality disorder.

Enduring Love

Enduring Love

In an increasingly disposable world, many venerated institutions- such as matrimony- no longer seem as permanent as they once were. Add mental illness to the mix and marriages can and do suffer harm and dissolution. Sometimes, there’s a story in the news that...

“We Cannot Afford to Wait Any Longer”

People in South Australia (SA) who have Borderline Personality Disorder, their families, and BPD advocates will not have to wait much longer. The SA political party, the Dignity Party, intends to address the poor reception patients often get from providers when their...
How it Feels to Live With Borderline Personality Disorder

How it Feels to Live With Borderline Personality Disorder

It’s Mental Health Week across Australia. Each state starts and ends the special week at different times, but today—Monday—there’s a lot of overlap. So I want to explain why this week should feel like an important call-to-arms, and tell you what it’s...
Having borderline personality disorder helps me in my NHS job

Having borderline personality disorder helps me in my NHS job

I work for the NHS as a psychological wellbeing practitioner. I love it. I want to give something back and help others as, in my early twenties, I was diagnosed with borderline personality disorder (BPD), one of the most stigmatised mental health conditions. People...