May Video Series- Its OK to be emotional

May is BPD Awareness Month. Join the FBPDA and millions of people around the country to destigmatize Borderline Personality Disorder and to share information and stories of hope. Check our blog all throughout the month for new videos about BPD. About this video: This is a short sort of irreverent cartoon that explores the effects of communicating emotional validation versus invalidation in the context of personal relationships. In other words, its ok to be emotional.  ...

May Video Series- Its Not About the Nail

May is BPD Awareness Month. Join the FBPDA and millions of people around the country to destigmatize Borderline Personality Disorder and to share information and stories of hope. Check our blog all throughout the month for new videos about BPD. About this video: “Don’t try to fix it. I just need you to listen.” This video explores the importance of listening to someone instead of trying to fix their problems. Sometimes, we just need to be validated!...

May Video Series- Understanding Borderline Personality Disorder

May is BPD Awareness Month. Join the FBPDA and millions of people around the country to destigmatize Borderline Personality Disorder and to share information and stories of hope. Check our blog all throughout the month for new videos about BPD. About this video: There are many misconceptions about the diagnosis of Borderline Personality Disorder. In this video, the diagnostic criteria are explained, ideas about how people develop BPD are offered, and treatment options are described. A compassionate explanation. ...

May Video Series: Open Letter from those with Borderline Personality Disorder

May is BPD Awareness Month. Join the FBPDA and millions of people around the country to destigmatize Borderline Personality Disorder and to share information and stories of hope. Check our blog all throughout the month for new videos about BPD. About this video: This video is meant to be shared with loved ones and others to help them understand what it feels like to live with Borderline Personality Disorder. The letter in its entirety can be found on the Healing from BPD blog...

May Video Series- Why We Need to Talk About Depression

May is BPD Awareness Month. Join the FBPDA and millions of people around the country to destigmatize Borderline Personality Disorder and to share information and stories of hope. Check our blog all throughout the month for new videos about BPD. About this video: Kevin Breel didn’t look like a depressed kid: team captain, at every party, funny and confident. But he tells the story of the night he realized that — to save his own life — he needed to say four simple words.  ...

May Video Series- Back from the Edge

May is BPD Awareness Month. Join the FBPDA and millions of people around the country to destigmatize Borderline Personality Disorder and to share information and stories of hope. Check our blog all throughout the month for new videos about BPD. About the video: “Back From the Edge” offers guidance on treating Borderline Personality Disorder. The video was created by the Borderline Personality Disorder Resource Center at NewYork-Presbyterian. The video features three people who suffered and were successfully treated for their BPD. Marsha Linehan, a psychologist who also had BPD and developed DBT therapy for borderline patients, is also featured, as well as Otto Kernberg, an psychologist who specializes in NPD and BPD....

May Video Series- Having A Life Worth Living

May is BPD Awareness Month. Join the FBPDA and millions of people around the country to destigmatize Borderline Personality Disorder and to share information and stories of hope. Check our blog all throughout the month for new videos about BPD. Abut this video: A mindful glimpse into the world of those living with symptoms of Borderline Personality Disorder. Dr. Blaise Aguirre contributes to frame the conversation around symptoms, treatment and hope. This video is made possible by The Sashbear Foundation. Visit sashbear.org for information about other initiatives of The Sashbear Foundation and make waves on BPD and suicide prevention. ...

May is BPD Awareness Month- Check our blog for videos about BPD!

May is BPD Awareness Month. Join the FBPDA and millions of people around the country to destigmatize Borderline Personality Disorder and to share information and stories of hope. Check our blog all throughout the month for new videos about BPD. About today’s video: People with Borderline Personality Disorder often feel misunderstood and are often maligned; sadly, even by other mental health professionals. In fact, people with Borderline Personality Disorder often face a higher degree of stigma than people with other mental illness. On this first episode of season 7 of Speak Your Mind, Dr. Carolyn Phelps and her expert guests will shed some light on Borderline Personality Disorder....

New Books on BPD!

There are a few new books out about living with BPD that offer hope and support. Make sure to check these out! Stronger Than BPD: The Girl’s Guide to Taking Control of Intense Emotions, Drama, and Chaos Using DBT: In this unique guide, influential BPD advocate and blogger Debbie Corso offers an easy-to-use primer on dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), as well as powerful peer-to-peer support for managing your worst BPD symptoms. “If you have BPD, you may experience extreme emotional ups and downs. These intense feelings can make navigating everyday life that much more difficult, and as a result, you may have trouble maintaining relationships, seeing yourself clearly, or reaching career goals. You should know that you are not alone, and that BPD isn’t your fault. Most importantly, you need to know that you are strong. With the right tools, you can overcome the symptoms of your BPD—this book will show you how.” Beyond Borderline: True Stories of Recovery from Borderline Personality Disorder: In Beyond Borderline, two internationally acclaimed experts on BPD—including Perry Hoffman, cofounder and president of the National Education Alliance for Borderline Personality Disorder (NEA-BPD)—team up to present a rare glimpse into the lives and recovery of people affected by BPD. This powerful compilation of stories reveals the deeply personal, firsthand perspectives of people who suffer with BPD, explores the numerous ways in which this disorder has affected their lives, and outlines the most debilitating and misunderstood symptoms of BPD (the most tragic being...