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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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.
- “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)