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.

Relationships are crucial in creating stigma - and ending it

I’ve encountered a lot of relationships in my life that have made me feel a stigma surrounding mental health. It's been important for me to recognise and become aware of the individuals who I felt have done this. In doing so, I’ve been able to improve my own mental health by talking to those individuals, help them to understand how what they say or do is stigmatising. that causes your reaction, which could result in an agreement that such interactions should be avoided, or at the very least significantly reduced.

I am not my borderline personality disorder

My name is Sara. I have two boys aged 3 and 5, and they are my life, my whole world. But I also have another part of my life that I kept hidden for so long. As a teenager I struggled immensely with low self esteem, feelings of emptiness, the need to surround myself with people ALL the time, self harm and intense relationships which consisted of infatuations with people and deep sadness when things didn't work out.

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.


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