Ask a borderline
Do you struggle or know someone who struggles with Borderline Personality Disorder, otherwise known as BPD? I will answer any questions you have about this particular mental illness as best as I can. It is a highly misunderstood disorder, often hurting everyone involved. It is considered one of the deadliest mental health conditions, with 1 in 10 sufferers ultimately committing suicide. A person with BPD may come across as highly manipulative, insincere, and insensitive. Learn the truth behind different behaviors, including self harm, risk taking, and emotional blow outs.
If requested or if I think it may be helpful, I will also put together a personalized list of resources such as coping skills, national hotlines, informational websites, and local support chapters if available. Please be aware that for more localized help, I may ask for your location.
Training & Qualifications
I am not a mental health professional, but I am diagnosed with a variety of mental illnesses, including Borderline Personality Disorder. I am currently in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy or DBT to try and conquer this particular illness. My BPD isn't as severe as some, not is it as bad as it used to be. I answer these questions based only on my own experiences and from what other people have shared with me. Please do not use my answers as medical advice or to self diagnose.
If you believe you may be suffering from BPD, please seek out a qualified mental health professional.
If you or someone you know is feeling suicidal, please call a crisis hotline or go to your local emergency room.
Mental illness wages war on the mind, but you don't have to fight alone. Please know that you deserve support and happiness. Reach out to family or friends. Look up local support groups or join one online. You are not alone.
Availability & Preferences
Anytime. I usually respond within a few hours, unless I'm sleeping.