My name's Rosie Cappuccino and this is my tiny corner of the internet where I blog about and share my life with a diagnosis of borderline personality disorder (BPD).
BPD is one of the most stigmatised mental health conditions. Too many people with BPD feel ashamed, silenced, unlovable and isolated.
Everyone with BPD deserves respect, understanding and support. It is wrong that people with this condition are shamed, silenced and stereotyped.
'I am Rosie. I have BPD. I am not an attention-seeker, manipulative, dangerous, hopeless, unlovable, 'broken', 'difficult to reach' or 'unwilling to engage'. I am caring, creative, courageous, determined, full of life and love.'
Talking About BPD is my supportive, stigma-free guide to life with borderline personality disorder (BPD). Out October 2021. Preorder available now.
Thank you to everyone who contacted me this year in light of my BBC Stories film about BPD and social media. I'm so happy it has helped lots of you feel less alone.
I know that social media can be extremely dangerous and it has its downsides, but it can also be hugely helpful for many people for lots of people. Peer support online is not a substitute for therapy or medical care, but it can be transformative all the same.
I won a Mind Media Award for Talking About BPD. I was equal amounts shocked and delighted- thank you to everyone who has supported me over the years.
As I said in my acceptance speech, more than anything I want people with BPD to be seen for who they are and not be dismissed, stereotyped or misunderstood.