Though many people want to believe that there is a genetic link with BPD, the scientific research does not yet support that idea. There is, however a strong link between childhood traumatic experiences and personality vulnerabilities. My DBT therapist explained it to me this way:Read More
I was reading an article on a blog in which the author says, “I am a borderline.” I see this terminology on The Mighty where I publish my stories about my life with BPD on a regular basis. I usually enjoy reading what my peer writers submit but I have been troubled by this young woman’s choice of words when describing herself. Now, you might be wondering why I would react negatively to this. If she has BPD doesn’t that make her “a borderline”? Let me explain.
I’m an admin on a Facebook page for people with Borderline Personality Disorder. I love doing this work and serving this community. It is one of the most meaningful things I do. Our site is set up so that when a member makes a post, an admin or a moderator has to approve it before it is posted. Last week,one of our members posted a link to a song by a young woman named Bebe Rexha, called “I’m gonna show you.” I listened to the song and was quite impressed with her voice but the lyrics…. I have not been able to get them out of my head and I have been thinking a LOT about what she has to say. Language is how we communicate with each otherRead More
I tell people all the time that my life is very boring and I suppose that compared to a lot of other people, that’s very true. I’m not complaining, just stating a fact. I don’t go out much, I don’t date, I don’t have many hobbies. I am mostly at home, online in the two Facebook communities in which I participate. I like it this way.
Deep inside every human’s brain is a small almond-shaped set of neurons called the amygdala.The amygdala is responsible for regulating our emotions. It is part of what is known as the limbic system.
When a person encounters some form of stimuli, the amygdala sends out a chemical reaction to the body.Read More
Marsha Linehan has never met me nor will our paths ever cross. She has, however, had a profound impact on my life and she is my hero because she literally saved my life.Read More