People who have Borderline Personality Disorder experience extremely strong emotional reactions. In fact, emotional dysregulation is one of the primary diagnostic descriptions for BPD. Marsha Linehan, PhD, the developer of Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), the most prevalent treatment available for people struggling with BPD, believes that among all emotions people with BPD struggle with, shame is the most powerful and difficult to deal with.
How does KonMari relate to Borderline Personality Disorder? Well, it brought to mind something that is a key element in the BPD treatment Dialectical Behavior Therapy developed by Dr. Marsha Linehan. She calls it Radical Acceptance
That’s a question that can easily send shudders down one’s spine. Here’s a little background on why.
As one year ends and another arrives, we typically like to re-post a story from our blog Across the Borderline that may relieve a bit of the burden of coping with BPD. This year we came across this piece on the therapeutic benefits of baking, not just for oneself but also for others…
Why is that some people can experience a similar adverse event and not exhibit the same degree and duration of emotional distress?
Why do people have such ‘enquiring minds’ about the rich and famous? The press and the general public seem to have an insatiable need to know virtually every detail about the lives of our cultural celebrities. It’s even worse when that curiosity extends to their mental status.
Thanksgiving is upon us. The time of year when millions of families gather to reconnect, rejoice and reflect. But for some families, especially ones that have a member with borderline personality disorder, it can also be a time of stress…
Thanksgiving season is here again, a holiday that officially dates back to October of 1863, in the midst of the American Civil War when President Abraham Lincoln declared:
“I do therefore invite my fellow citizens in every part of the United States, and also those who are at sea and those who are sojourning in foreign lands, to set apart and observe the last Thursday of November next, as a day of Thanksgiving and Praise to our beneficent Father who dwelleth in the Heavens.”
It has been well established that pets can have a profound effect on the health and well-being of humans. And that includes benefits for people who have mental health issues.