The incidence of mental illness, especially anxiety, depression, substance abuse, eating disorders, self harm and suicidal behavior has risen to near epidemic levels around the world…
People from minority communities have largely been excluded from BPD research and access to clinical services. Turns out that has been the case with most every other mental health disorder. But that may be changing
In the past 30 years, several treatments have helped people with BPD “turn the corner” so to speak by reducing the impact of the disorder to a meaningful degree. But where do they hope to find themselves? Cured? Recovered? In remission?. And what do those words mean? Unfortunately, there doesn’t seem to be a definitive answer.
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.
Throughout the month we have offered people a free screening online of our 30 minute program “Understanding Borderline Personality Disorder from the 5 part series “If Only We Had Known: A Guide to Borderline Personality Disorder”
For many years after borderline personality disorder was first defined in 1938, the conventional wisdom among mental health providers was that BPD was a permanent condition. The poor response by patients to existing psychotherapies and medications created a belief that the disorder was incurable.