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.

A New Hotline Number For US Suicide Prevention

A New Hotline Number For US Suicide Prevention

The telephone exchanges 911, 999, 112 and 000 are well known emergency call numbers in the US Canada, Mexico and the Philippines; the UK, Singapore, Malaysia, Hong Kong; the EU; and Australia respectively. Soon there may be a specialized three-digit number for people in the US who are contemplating suicide: 988

Who Are You?

Who Are You?

I can still see that imperious insect looking down from its mushroom stool demanding that Alice identify herself while simultaneously spewing out letters formed from exhaled smoke – “W-h-o-o-o R-r-r-r U-u-u-u?”

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.