A Struggle With Social Anxiety

Social Anxiety Disorder (SAD), like every other mental disorder, is no joke. The emotional distress, physical symptoms, struggle to socialise, and inability to be rational in even the simplest of situations can be seriously disabling, exhausting and humiliating. Some individuals with SAD tend to avoid social or performance situations out of fear, despite knowing that…

The Gift Between The Lines Of Borderline Personality Disorder

Recently, I read an article about how those of us with BPD are highly intuitive and perceptive due to our heightened sensitivity towards the mental states of others and ourselves. This innate gift strongly shines in many borderline individuals through their ability to be highly empathetic towards the people they encounter.  I’ve spoken to some…

Connect With What Makes You More Than Borderline

One of the biggest issues we face, as individuals with borderline personality disorder, is not knowing who we really are. Many of us find ourselves feeling completely lost, with no sense of self or self-direction; and while we may find some sense of identity through our borderline side, our true identity remains undiscovered.

The Canvas: A Self Management Tool

When we experience unpleasant emotions, we fight to make them disappear. Sometimes they just need to be expressed and released in a healthy manner, and other times they need to be replaced with positive feelings by focusing our thoughts on things to feel good about…

Loving & Understanding A Narcissist

Many romantic relationships begin when two individuals attracted to each other bond over common ground. They may connect with one another if they have similar personality traits, or share the same values, interests or life experiences. At the beginning, both individuals may intentionally or subconsciously choose to only reveal their best qualities. They will paint…

Estrogen, Progesterone & BPD

Estrogen and progesterone are 2 of the major hormones that are involved in the menstrual cycle and pregnancy. They are also present in many of the types of contraception available, together or just progesterone alone. As well as having their various functions and uses in the female reproductive system, these hormones also influence your mood,…

Inside My Borderline Mind

I have borderline personality disorder (BPD). It is a serious mental disorder which affects my personality functioning and traits through emotional dysregulation. This basically means that I am unable to manage my emotions. I am emotionally unstable, and this instability strongly influences how I think, feel and behave.

My Thoughts On Motherhood As A Borderline Mama

In July 2015, I gave birth to my baby girl. According to the doctor, she already had her eyes wide open as I pushed her out of me, she was already observing her new surroundings. When the umbilical cord was cut, she gave the midwife a mischievous look. I remember the midwife saying, “She looks…

BPD Misconceptions

A lot of people in today’s society are quite ignorant when it comes to understanding mental disorders. They develop an opinion based on the actions of the mentally ill individuals they encounter, and voice their thoughts with little interest in educating themselves on the symptoms and causes. As a result, all who are suffering from a mental disorder are stereotyped and left with a mark of disgrace.

Healing Your Broken Identity

In the most recent Diagnostic and Statistical Manual for Mental Disorders (DSM-5), the symptoms of borderline personality disorder have been categorised under impairments in personality functioning and pathological personality traits. One of the subcategories of impairments in personality functioning is self functioning. This has been divided into two further subcategories, identity and self direction. In this blog post, I’ll be reviewing impairments in identity, and how to heal them.

BPD Guide For Kids: Age 2-5

In the blog post “How To Explain BPD To Your Kids (And Why You Should)”, I wrote examples of how you could explain borderline personality disorder to your children. This post is a simple guide to help explain the disorder to your toddler or preschooler.