Running Away

Originally posted on Girl Gone Feral - July 5, 2016.I used to like to move around a lot. Not to a new place in the same town, but usually to an entirely different region. After high school, I moved halfway across the country. Then I went to Germany for six months. Then I moved closer to home – about a ten hour drive. I kept repeating the steps, even after I met Doc. I’d never get close enough to home to visit my friends and family without needing to make an expedition out of it....more

5 Contradictions That Folks With Mental Illness Know All Too Well

What others see as a 'contradiction' is really our best attempt at surviving. Y’all, I’m basically celebrating my tenth anniversary of insanity. Insaniversary? Is that a thing? Can we make that a thing? (...Okay, so according to Twitter, Insaniversary is kind of a thing. By some ableist gym in the Bronx. But I'm ignoring them. Tweet me about your first episode. #insaniversary)...more

Indigo Impulsion

Im Emily, 25 and have Borderline Personality disorder. Ive worked in Education for 8 years but man I can't  hold down a job! Impulse just doesnt work that way! I also read tarot cards and am a clairvoyant, empath and healer, (just to mix it up a bit!)Ive just started my first ever blog, about BPD, spirituality and living life fuelled by uncontrollable impulse. Id love it if you could take a look, and id really appreciate any feedback or comments!Thank you! www.indigoimpulsion.com  ...more

People With Borderline Personality Trait that I Know

I happen to know many people, or those affiliated with folks I know, who have borderline personality traits.  I say traits rather than disorder because it is incredibly common, has many good points as well as negative, and is a manageble condition.  Let me list a few, names changed to protect privacy.Marvin Felt Abandoned...more

Life As A Headcase: I Can Feel The BPD Getting Ready to Blow

I figured I'd call this series "Life As a Head Case," not so much to say I am a wackjob (although, technically, I guess I am) but more or less to push past that and to acknowledge that I do have mental health issues, accept them and don't let it define me...even though it appears to. Reverse psychology maybe?Whatever.  It works for me....more

Bad Week for the BPD in Me - The Pot Calls The Kettle Black

It's pretty common knowledge on the internetzz that I have BPD or borderline personality disorder.  Check out wikipedia if you need more information.   Tragically, the name makes me sound a lot more wacked out than I really am.  And even though BPD is a serious and major mental health problem, it should be more accurately identified at Emotional Intensity Disorder, in my opinion....more

Borderline Personality Disorder In Teens : Is it really a Disorder?

What's in a Name?Various therapists and many books characterize the name Borderline Personality Disorder as a misnomer as the name stems from the thought that the condition was on the frontier between between psychotic and neurotic behavior.  It was officially recognized in 1980 in the U.S. by the name Borderline Personality Disorder.  There are many experts concluding that the name has a negative connotation and thus makes diagnosising and treating the condition problematic.Border Schmorder Who Cares?...more

Borderline Personality Disorder in Teens - the Symptons and Signs

The Symptoms of Borderline Personality Disorder...more

The End - Part Two

This blog post is being transferred into Amazon's Kindle Direct Publishing platform and will be available as part of an e-book series.  Please visit my website to subscribe and I will let you know when the ebook series is available for free download.Continued... The End - Part Three: Me: Jo...more

Dealing with a child who has borderline personality disorder

My son has BPD which is borderline personality disorder. However, he doesn't believe he has this and gets terribly upset when I say he does, which is a sign of having BPD. I suppose if anyone accuses you of having a personality disorder though, anger and denial may be your first reaction. For almost 20 years I've been dealing with a person who has a myriad of emotions or non emotions which leave me a teensy bit insane. I wrote a blog a few years ago about raising teenagers and how it can equate to having or developing PTSD....more