Dialectical Behavior Therapy, also known as DBT, combines elements of individual and group therapy along with social skills training to help people with Borderline Personality Disorder better navigate the severe emotion turmoil they frequently experience.
There is a young woman named Lorna who writes an excellent blog, Living Beyond The Borderline that details her everyday experiences coping with BPD.
Marsha Linehan, the developer of Dialectical Behavior Theory for the treatment of Borderline Personality Disorder uses a simple phrase to describe the goal of her therapy: to help people create a life worth living.
How does that work?
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.
It has been well established that pets can have a profound effect on the health and well-being of humans. And that includes benefits for people who have mental health issues.
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?”