You may have a diagnosis of BPD, you may think you have BPD, you may have other mental health concerns as well. This is the place for you. Here you will find information and links to resources designed for you in mind.
To become a butterfly, metamorphosis is necessary.
If the caterpillar never went through this process of change,
it would never achieve its great destiny
and become its most glorious self.
We can reach our great destinies
by changing what needs to be changed.”
Michelle ‘Chaella’ Boddie
Living with BPD: 18 years & under
If you are under 18 and have BPD you would possibly be feeling confused and angry. The first thing anyone who has any serious illness says is: why me? Another thing we all try to do is pretend it isn’t happening and hope it will go away.
Well mental illness is not something you have chosen, but it happens. What we can do is chose recovery.
If you have BPD you have a different sort of life than the one you thought you would have when you were little. This might make you feel angry, maybe sad, maybe you feel ashamed for how things have turned out for you. However it feels it helps to remember that you are not your emotions, you just feel them, and they don’t have to rule you.
We hope that in your heart of hearts, you know that there is hope. By now you will have had a lifetime struggle that you have worked so hard to manage. By now you might be feeling a bit tired and think that nothing will get better, you may think you have to learn to live with BPD. You however can still walk that pathway to recovery. It is the active support of a skilled therapist that can make such a big difference for you. And the more indirect support of those who love you and your community.
Welcome to the club with more members than we would like to think of. You have lived and survived a difficult life and your efforts have not been in vain. If you are over 50 with BPD and reading this, you know that you can take control of your fate and build a life worth living.