TW: Discussion of Suicide and self-harm.
When discussing Borderline Personality Disorder, it is easy to focus on science and statistics. What can sometimes be lost in the conversation is the experience of those living with BPD, and how that experience ripples out into the lives of friends and family. This lack of visibility can add to the feelings of isolation that a person living with Borderline Personality Disorder already might feel. In an effort to raise awareness and visibility, we continue to share stories that center those navigating the world while living with BPD. This week, Scarlet Anderson of Glamour writes about her experience of being diagnosed with BPD, and how stigma kept her from getting the help she needed.
You can read Scarlets story here