Borderline Personality Disorder: blogs and personal stories

The following blog posts are written by people with personal experience of borderline personality disorder. By talking openly, our bloggers hope to increase understanding around mental health, break down stereotypes and take the taboo out of something that – like physical health – affects us all.


I have no time for stigma or discrimination against mental illness!

I've been experiencing mental illnesses for 16 years. I have OCD, I wasn't diagnosed with bipolar rapid cycling until 7 years ago, then a year later I was diagnosed with BPD. I have had quite a few close calls and desperate times. I have been both chaotic and painfully numb. But I am grateful to be here and truly shocked that I have made it this far.

I have BPD: I'm ill, not a bad person

I always try to be honest about my mental health. My close friends, family and those who read my blog and Twitter feed are aware of my condition, along with my good days and bad ones too. It’s not an easy conversation to have, but it usually goes one of two ways;

Me: “I’ve got something called borderline personality disorder.”

Them: “Oh! ...what’s that, then?”

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