Our news story today comes from Winnetka, Illinois. It is an article from the Daily Northwestern’s Rebecca Aizin and focuses on Courtney Cook, an author who recently published on living with Borderline Personality Disorder titled “The Way She Feels.”
The Guardians Shaad D’Souza speaks with Australian Musician Odette about living with BPD and how her diagnosis has reframed the narratives of her past work.
Visual artist Enas Sistani- “I wanted to be able to not only talk about what it was like living with a disorder, but also how people, society and the community perceive it”.
“Selena Gomez, once the most followed star on Instagram and now an artist who uses her voice to raise awareness about mental health, is a month shy of turning 29. Recently, in a conversation with Vogue Australia, the singer opened up about her mental health journey and shared that she has studied Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT). “I’ve studied DBT. I’ve been to four treatment centres. I think in mental health, I never understood the stigma until I went to my first treatment centre because that was years ago,” she was quoted as saying.”
“While there are depths of despair, our compassion and our empathy is boundless. With intensity comes passion and a vast capacity for love and hope.”
BPD knows no borders, it has no political affiliation, and its effects can be felt in families around the world.