There are many ways to be supportive to those that we care about that have BPD. One way is to be compassionate and think about how our words and comments are perceived by them. Keep in mind that small events can seem overwhelming to those with BPD. It’s the same for our comments. Some common phrases that everyone says to one another can be deeply hurtful to someone with BPD. …
If you like podcasts, you can catch an episode of ‘Mentally Yours’ and listen to an interview with Beth Allan, diagnosed with BPD, and also some chat about living with a mental illness. Run time 23 minutes. On Soundcloud and iTunes. Link to the Mentally Yours iTunes page here: https://itunes.apple.com/…/pod…/mentally-yours/id1227701964…
‘Mentally Yours” is a podcast out of the UK that focuses on mental health “without taking things too seriously.” Hosted by Ellen Scott and Yvette Caster.
Even if you are not diagnosed with BPD or you only have one or two of the symptoms, DBT may be for you. This article by Lianna Tsangarides, LCSW, over at Mindful Healing explains how.
In this 3-part video, Ross Rosenberg explains relationships with someone with Borderline Personality Disorder. From his YouTube page: “WARNING: this video was not meant to be a resource for those who have BPD, a very unfortunate psychological disorder. Instead, it is to help and support those who have been hurt by people with this disorder…”. The videos are insightful to anyone wanting to know about relationships with BPD individuals, whether or not you have been hurt.
Ross Rosenberg, M.Ed., LCPC, CADC, CSAT is considered an expert in Borderline Personality Disorder, as well as codependency, trauma, sex and love addition and Narcissistic Personality Disorder. He’s also the author of The Human Magnet Syndrome: Why We Love People Who Hurt Us.
The complete title of this book is “Andy Warhol Was a Hoarder: Inside the Minds of History’s Great Personalities’ but it is not just about Andy Warhol. Author Claudia Kalb looks into several celebrity personalities and historical people and tries to decipher what mental illness or disorder they might have had. Marilyn Monroe is identified as having Borderline Personality Disorder.
There was an article about this book previously posted here.
Get this book on Amazon.