I have received so many comments from people who are truly desperate and feel so alone and I felt compelled to do this  video. I want you to know you are NOT alone – I even looked up statistics to see just how huge BPD is! I feel on a bit of a mission now to try and help people as everyone deserves help! Having BPD is not a life sentence and there is a way out. I just wish everyone could be shown this way out! Big hugs to you all xxx

5 thoughts on “Borderline Personality Disorder – A few statistics

    • Hi – Thank you so much for watching, commenting on and sharing my video! Lots of love to you! I will be sure to check out your blog as soon as I get a free minute! xxx

  1. I binge watched your channel on the weekend. You have done a great job. You have given BPD suffers hope that they can live normal lives (again that word normal comes up). I am almost 50. My children are all grown. When they all left the nest I had a relapse, because I was feeling so abandoned. As history predicts my behaviours resulted in me pushing so hard that I distorted my 8 year marriage. My husband had never seen me at my worst, he didn’t understand. He tried reading the books and the infor on-line. Everything out there is no negative he figured it was best to just get the fuck out of here after a year.
    I live in Canada so we have free health care, which means long waiting lists. BDP is still not widely diagnosed. I have had mental illness issues since I was a child but it was not until 2003 when I was in treatment that my doctor suggested it I even thought I couldn’t just blame it on depression caused by all the stupid men in my life.After I read about it, I didn’t want it so of course I wen too medication blames it on hormones, and started to self medicate with pot….
    It amazes me how so many BPD patients stories are so similar. Currently I am in a DBT program and enjoying it. Except for the identifying emotions. That is so hard. I like numb…pissed off and look out but apparently those are not emotions. So I have so really learn so much. I wish I learned this when my children where young. The really sad thing is I know one of my sons is BPD and he won’t even get help. I guess I also know enough about it that he will figure it out himself.
    Thank you for doing your videos, I will share them with my group.

    • Hi Sweetie, thank you so much for your message. I have literally just gone on my ‘Recovery Mum’ Facebook page and posted a picture of a ‘Feelings Wheel’. You might find it helpful when trying to identify your feelings. Feel free to have a look – I found it so useful back when I was trying to work out what I was feeling! Yes we also have free healthcare here – which is great…except for the long waiting lists! When I did DBT it was a 2 year course – nowadays some places have shortened it to 6 months just so they can work their way through the waiting lists faster. The thing is – you can still learn DBT skills from home. There are books on it. You can get the actual Marsha Linehan DBT workbook on Amazon I think. I have done some DBT videos (I am not trained in it though!) The thing with DBT is the more you practice the skills the more you see them working – and the practice part we do at home anyway. I know it’s not the same as doing an actual DBT course but it’s better than nothing. I hope your son does seek help eventually – he will be so much happier for it. The thing is, if someone doesn’t acknowledge there’s a problem there is little we can do to help. Perhaps you could show him some of my videos so he can see if he relates at all. Thank you again for your message and for watching my videos. Lots of love to you xxx

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