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...
“Move to Brisbane, forget you ever had a daughter”

“Move to Brisbane, forget you ever had a daughter”

“Move to Brisbane, forget you ever had a daughter,” the psychiatrist said. Melinda had just been diagnosed with borderline personality disorder (BPD) and caring for her, reasoned this experienced Adelaide mental health professional,would be simply too hard. Parents...

Australian-first parenting intervention for personality disorders

A new program that helps people with personality disorders cope with the challenges of parenting will be launched at UOW (University of Wollongong, Australia) on Friday 6 November. The Project Air Strategy Parenting Program, launched on Friday 6 November by NSW Mental...