TW: Discussion of suicide and self-harm

“When I was diagnosed with BPD in 1990, I was 29. The psychiatrists at the hospital where I’d been admitted following my second suicide attempt told my parents the prognosis was poor and not to hope too much. I could imagine my parents’ feelings of devastation as all the hopes and dreams they had for me faded away like air escaping slowly from a balloon.”

This deeply personal and enlightening Psychology Today article from, Andrea Rosenhaft LCSW-R, highlights the progress made in fighting the stigma of BPD, as well as acknowledging just how much work is left to be done.

“I hope I am doing my part to fight the stigma by writing openly and honestly about my psychiatric illness and history.”

You can read the full article here