Courtney Cook was diagnosed in her teenage years with borderline personality disorder. Here, she reminisces on her life in a treatment center, and the other young women who shared her space.
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We are a national non-profit dedicated to supporting those diagnosed with Borderline Personality Disorder.#BPD #EUPD #BorderlinePersonalityDisorder
If someone opens up to you about their #BPD, be aware that they are trusting you, which doesn't come easily to those with BPD. It took an awful lot of courage to open up to you. Please don't judge, just listen to them, be kind, be compassionate, ask them what they need.
It's not always easy to live with #BPD - sometimes it can feel unbearable. But with proper medication, therapies and support, you can live well with BPD. To find support available in your area, check out our support directory or drop us an email. http://www.borderlinesupport.org.uk.
Often what we feel on the inside is very different to what we are really feeling on the outside when struggling with #anxiety.
If you're finding it hard to cope, & need support with anxiety - get in in touch; 03444 775 774
You might not be able to see someone’s pain, trauma, hurt or heartache but that doesn’t make it any less real.
People may act happy, smiley, but inside they are hurting so bad.
Just remember it only takes a minute to text a friend or loved one and ask them how they’re doing
People living with#BPD are amazing, even when they don't realise it. They love fiercely & unconditionally. They have tremendous empathy & compassion. They face difficulties and challenges all the time, and yet still keep going. We are truly in awe of each and everyone of you.
Today is #CarersRightsDay, it's important to know your rights in order to access the support that may be essential in maintaining your own health, wellbeing and work life balance.
As a #carer, you have certain rights, take a look to find out more:
In case you need to hear it today:
You are not your #BPD - you live with BPD
You are not a burden - you are carrying a burden
You are not alone
You are worthy
You deserve love
You deserve to be treated with dignity and respect
- “You’re My Favourite Person”: When Love Turns Toxic For Those With BPD – Refinery 29
- Dating when you have borderline personality disorder: ‘I get obsessed really quickly’ – BBC
- Halifax musician on her borderline personality disorder, and the ‘solace’ music brings (Global News)
- ‘Lacing up my running shoes saved my life – now I want to help others’ (Lincolnshire Live)
- What Is ‘Quiet’ Borderline Personality Disorder? (Psych Central)