Why I Started a Blog about Borderline Personality Disorder
What started as a mental health blog for me to vent is now a fletched guide focused on Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD). Since I'm diagnosed with BPD and my way of coping is writing, this blog could be useful for anyone who has BPD themselves or is dealing with someone that has BPD. Throughout my BPD journey, I'd want to share insights into my behavior, thoughts, and interactions with others.
When I started this blog, I wrote about my constant search for meaning, my chameleon personality trait, and how being abandoned feels like the end of the world. I didn't know that most of my writings were associated with BPD at the time, even though I was already diagnosed. As time went on, I found myself writing about Borderline more and more. And therefore, I decided to shift from a general mental health blog into one fully dedicated to BPD.
I've always had trouble finding what I wanted to do in life. That continues to be the situation as of this writing. It's something I may deal with for the rest of my life.
However, working on this blog feels a little different. I feel compelled to write and educate people about BPD since it has caused me far too much pain to not do anything with it. I hope to one day be able to do something where I can express my emotions creatively, contribute to society, and support myself financially.
I try to deal with my BPD by describing and analyzing why I act, feel, and experience things in certain ways. I've had many sessions with psychotherapists, had group therapy, and have gone through hospitalization. During these periods, I've come to the realization that there are a lot more individuals like me that suffer from similar issues.
Since I suffer from BPD myself, some topics are written from my own experience, giving readers a unique perspective. I don't embody every article that I've written. Because not everyone with BPD is the same. When I can't resonate with a topic, and it is an essential theme for people with BPD, I do as much research as possible to still write an article about it. At some point, I would like to have everything covered about BPD on this blog.
Not every article will appeal to everyone. Even if there are only a few you can find yourself in, or if there is only one that is helpful, I still think that's worth a lot. Due to my own experience, I know how much of an impact it has when you're just aware of something. I wish I'd known about the issues I'm writing about today sooner. I could have handled major life decisions differently and dealt with them more wisely. I hope you find my blog when there's still time for you to act.
The goal of this BPD Blog is:
To help individuals better understand their own experiences, behavior, thoughts, and feelings associated with the disorder.
To help people learn how to cope with negative experiences.
Educating people on how to support a spouse, family member, or friend who has BPD.
To bring awareness to BPD and break the negative stereotype associated with the disorder.
To show individuals that they are not alone in their suffering.
To spread hope for people with BPD.
To create a community where people with BPD, or others associated with someone who has BPD, may share their stories.