My name's Rosie Cappuccino. This is where I blog about my life with borderline personality disorder (BPD). It's a little corner of the internet that I made for myself when I was first diagnosed with this condition seven years ago. If you have BPD, I hope this blog can bring you some comfort, validation, hope or even some coping tips.
BPD is one of the most stigmatised mental health conditions which can make people living with this condition feel ashamed, silenced and isolated. I know I certainly felt this way initially. It's not okay that so many people with diagnosis feel hopeless, worthless and unlovable. I hope this blog can help you feel less of these things are more confident about the future and more worthy of support and compassion.
I won't stop talking until everyone with BPD has the
understanding, respect and compassion that they deserve.
I am excited to announce that my book is forthcoming and will be published by JKP!
It combines practical advice and coping tips with my personal experience and is written with the knowledge that people with many BPD don't have as much support as they need.
I can't wait to share it with you... Watch this space for announcements!
'Just because you don't have the support and understanding you need, it doesn't mean you're not worthy of it.'
In Feb. 2020, I was in a BBC Stories film explaining my experience of BPD and how social media has helped me.
Social media can be extremely dangerous, but it can also be hugely helpful, supportive and actually a life-line for many.
Thank you so much to everyone who contacted me to show support when the film came out. I'm so happy it has helped lots of you feel less alone.
'It's not attention-seeking. It's distress.'
In Nov. 2019, I won a Mind Media Award for Talking About BPD. I was shocked and delighted in equal amounts and want to say thank you to everyone who has supported me.
As I said in my acceptance speech, more than anything I want people with BPD to be seen for who they are and not dismissed as a stereotype.