Days of Our Lives Actress Linsey Godfrey Opens Up About Life with Mental Illness: ‘I Knew I Wasn’t OK’
I had been struggling for so long, and I knew I wasn’t okay,” Godfrey, 33, tells PEOPLE in this week’s issue. “Even though it was a big, awful pill to swallow, I was relieved to finally have an answer and not just, ‘You’re a s—– person.’ ”
Mental health providers can be reluctant to diagnose BPD and other personality disorders due to diagnosis criteria, insurance, and stigma.
BPD is one of the most stigmatized mental health disorders. As a result, some believe those with the disorder are unworthy of being loved. The emotional instability of those with BPD creates a vicious cycle whereby actions to cope with the burden of stigma exacerbate the condition