MAY IS BPD AWARENESS MONTH
All of mental illnesses have stigma attached to them, but my personal experience is with my personality disorder.
The word ‘personality’ immediately puts people on the back foot as they conjure up exaggerated images from the media.
But here is the truth…
People with borderline personality disorder are fighters.
We survive everyday as we are overrun with unwanted emotions and thoughts.
We battle to find a sense of identity and hold on to it at all costs.
We are loyal and loving and feel any hurt we cause tenfold.
We’re not manipulative, dangerous or dramatic – we are simply misunderstood.
We are entitled to help, patience, understanding and recovery.
We are deserving, and those who stick around long enough to find that out are repayed with a love like no other.
I will continue to fight for mine and everyone else’s right to be heard, helped and not judged – this and every other month 💙