Here are the links to my various posts about Borderline Personality Disorder. I thought it would be helpful to gather them all in one place so it is easier for you to find what you are looking for :)
That Bipolar Feeling… - written before my diagnosis, when I knew something about my life wasn’t ‘right’ but not ‘what’ it was…
Crawling back from the Pit... – also before I was diagnosed…
How do I live with Borderline Personality Disorder? – The first time I actually wrote about my diagnosis, written for another blog
Which Celebrities have Borderline Personality Disorder? – Written to mark Marsha Linehan’s ‘coming out’ as being BPD herself, has become one of my most popular posts of all time…
Poem – My BPD Existence – I don’t write poems often, but sometimes it’s a good way to spill out those feelings
Returning to work after a BPD Crisis – written as a guest post for another blog
*Trigger* Thinking about Self-harm – This post has a trigger warning as it contains an image that may be triggering and frank discussion of what cutting is like for me.
Returning to work after a BPD crisis – update – An update on my return to work.
Constant career changes – The BPD Unstable sense of self and identity – Written to explain one of the DSMIV criteria for BPD and how it affects me.
Psychotherapy – My First Session – I don’t write much about my therapy but I thought it would be helpful to have something to reflect back on.
What is Borderline Personality Disorder? – I finally decided to explain what the condition is!
10 myths about Borderline Personality Disorder dispelled – I was sick of being labelled a ‘liar’ ‘manipulative’ untreatable’ and more so I decided to explain why these ‘labels’ are untrue!
Still Struggling with BPD and life – Strangely as much as I write about myself in my BPD posts they are often in a very detached way, this is one of the rare time where it really is more ‘personal’
Boundaries and Borderline Personality Disorder – Boundaries are something I have struggled to grasp, writing this helped a lot!
Book Review: Stop Walking on Eggshells – Even though I have read numerous books about BPD (and have many more to read) this was the first time I reviewed on of them.
Abandonment and the Borderline Personality – I started writing a series of posts to explain each of the DSMIV criteria for BPD and how each affects me.
Realising the limits of your own capability – BPD wins again – Reaching the point where work was becoming too much… :/
Real Life Experience of a BPD Crisis and the application of the DSMIV criteria – Applying the DSMIV criteria for BPD to a crisis as it happened…
Reinventing self… The BPD unstable sense of self and identity rears its ugly head again – Sharing my instabilities of identity
World Mental Health Awareness Day – A few facts and figures about mental health…
Mental Health Mondays – Mr Know it All – I made a decision to post mental health posts every Monday and this post incorporates the musical influences that mean so much to me.
Anger and Borderline Personality Disorder – Another of the DSMIV criteria applied to my life.
Mental Health Monday – BPD Diagnosis Comic Strip – I decided to re-tell the story of my diagnosis through a comic strip as I like to draw…
People with Mental health Problems – Sick, Stupid Scroungers or Stigmatised, Smart, Super-Heroes? – feeling frustrated with some of the things I had been reading I decided to share my frustrations
Paranoia, Delusions and Dissociation in Borderline Personality Disorder – More applying of the DSMIV criteria to my situation.
If Life is a Rollercoaster then BPD is a Pinball Machine! – Using an analogy to explain what living with BPD is like.
What is Self-harm? 10 common methods – probably the hardest post I have ever written, attempting to demystify self-harm by explaining how many things it covers beyond ‘cutting’
Crisis care for Mental Health – Does it exist? – A discussion of the availability of Crisis Care for people with Mental Health problems
Mental Health Mondays – Happiness – What is happiness? what happiness means to me and how Mental Health problems can make you forget how to be happy.
Splitting – Unstable Relationships in Borderline Personality Disorder – attempting to explain the ‘I hate you, don’t leave me’ experience of idealization and devaluation in relationships.
Mental Health Issues in Business and Work- declare or not? – should you declare mental health issues? what will happen if you do/don’t?
Boredom and Borderline Personality Disorder – how boredom can be part of a vicious cycle of moods and impulsivity.
Mental Health Mondays – Christmas with the Cluster B Personality Disorders – A comic strip look at Cluster B personality disorders, the roles of Narcissistic Personality, Histrionic Personality and Anti-Social personality combined with Borderline Personality Disorder.
Impulsivity and Borderline Personality Disorder – A difficult discussion of recklessness, impulsivity and sex
Do Borderlines lack Empathy? – A look at empathy and how people with BPD display extraordinary levels of empathy despite claims that they have ‘zero’ ability for empathy.
Chronic Feelings of Emptiness in Borderline Personality Disorder – Explaining the 6th criteria for BPD diagnosis and how it affects me.
Unstable Moods In Borderline Personality Disorder – Mood swings, the 7th criteria for BPD and how I am affected by this.
Read something else – there’s nothing of interest here – A check-in post for my ROW80 challenge that turned into a BPD post!