BPD is not 'being an unhappy person'

TW This post mentions self harm and suicide. One of the hardest things is being judged. People say 'but you were laughing this morning, how can you be suicidal now?' #bpdchat— (@TalkingAboutBPD) 18 June 2017 If I had a quid for every time people in my life have said to me the following then I would be rich: 'But you were on top form when I saw you yesterday. 'You couldn't stop laughing yesterday.' 'But I thought you were enjoying your job.' 'I thought you were enjoying your degree.' Having BPD is not to do with being 'a happy person' or an 'unhappy person'. It's not about how much you enjoy your job, how much you enjoy your life. It can be very much related to that. Or it can be pretty unrel

My Response to The Guardian's 'Personality Disorders At Work' Article

Today (25.10.17) The Guardian published an article by Dr Mary Lamia entitled 'Personality Disorders at work: how to spot them and what you can do', on the Careers section of their website. As a professional with a diagnosis of Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD), as well as someone who works as a blogger, poet and artist to break down stereotypes around this diagnosis I find this article stigmatising, demonising and ultimately dehumanising.  I believe that The Guardian has made an irresponsible decision to publish an article that further entrenches stigma, stereotyping and prejudice towards members of our society with a diagnosis of personality disorder. As a society, we need to work towa

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