Featured Advocate: Melanie from Hanging on the Borderline 6/6

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hangingMelanie:  I am personally an advocate in that I have been diagnosed with BPD for 13 years and am working to end the stigma surrounding this mental difference by speaking out honestly about my life and struggles. My page advocates for mental health in that it not only speaks on the issue of BPD, but offers support and advice to those living with loved ones who have been diagnosed with BPD

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Are you or somebody you know dealing with BPD? Send us your questions and concerns! Be anonymous! Were here to help!
Borderline personality disorder (BPD) is a serious mental illness marked by unstable moods, behavior, and relationships. In 1980, the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual for Mental Disorders, Third Edition (DSM-III) listed BPD as a diagnosable illness for the first time. Most psychiatrists and other mental health professionals use the DSM to diagnose mental illnesses.Because some people with severe BPD have brief psychotic episodes, experts originally thought of this illness as atypical, or borderline, versions of other mental disorders. While mental health experts now generally agree that the name “borderline personality disorder” is misleading, a more accurate term does not exist yet.Most people who have BPD suffer from:Problems with regulating emotions and thoughtsImpulsive and reckless behaviorUnstable relationships with other people.

People with this disorder also have high rates of co-occurring disorders, such as depression, anxiety disorders, substance abuse, and eating disorders, along with self-harm, suicidal behaviors, and completed suicides.

Melanie also manages  BPD pieces of me

A place offering support, advice, & information for those living with people with BPD.

I want this to be a place where people can receive information, support, and advice on living with those who have been diagnosed with BPD.

I am not a therapist, but I am a survivor and warrior of BPD.

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