Stigma & BPD

Stigma & BPD

  It has been said that Borderline Personality Disorder is one of the most stigmatized of all mental health conditions. People with BPD experience strong bias not only in the public arena but among  mental health professionals as well/. In fact, BPD was once referred...
#IAmNotDangerous

#IAmNotDangerous

This hashtag, #IAmNotDangerous, is trending on Twitter. It’s both a reference and a rebuke to the current political dialogue in the aftermath of the recent mass shootings in two US cities, Dayton, Ohio and El Paso, Texas.

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 a sobering essay in a recent New York Times, staff writer David Brooks lays out a strategy for helping prevent the ever-increasing number of suicides in the United States.