Tuesday, January 6, 2015

BPD: when the silence becomes deafening

 It’s the first week of the New Year and my Plague Mask obviously failed me, as I’ve pretty much spent the entire year holding the couch in place with the weight of my flu infested body. (Wonder if this admission will hurt sales?)

BPD: when the silence becomes deafening

 Anyways, as I’ve been trying to recoup enough strength to drag myself to the keyboard, life hasn’t stopped moving. One of the things it’s blown my way has been some discussions about mental health. More specifically, Borderline Personality Disorder, the stigma it comes prepackaged with and how misunderstood it is.

 I’ve finally reached the point in life where I’m comfortable writing (and talking) about Bipolar and Panic Disorder, but Borderline is still something I’d rather swallow and choke on than discuss. The problem is, that seems to be how most folks bearing the weight of those three words feel.

 Suddenly, out of the blue, the silence becomes more crushing than the weight of the words.

 So I’m gonna make a promise to y’all – at least once a month, I’m gonna chat about mental health and BPD. Because the only way to end the dark silence is to shout some light into it.

 For today, I’m gonna take some more flu meds, crawl back to my comfy couch and sleep. Because the flu sucks.

BPD: when the silence becomes deafening

 In the mean time, here are some resources you can peruse for more info on living with BPD.

(A guest post I was honored to write last year) BPD Sucks Balls: What it Feels Like To Have Borderline Personality Disorder

 Some kick-ass info on what BPD is as well as links to personal blogs that discuss life with the beastie.

 A journey of living with and healing from Borderline Personality Disorder through Dialectical Behavioral Therapy

 An A-MA-ZING post about BPD

 A HealthyPlace blog about life with BPD

National Education Alliance Borderline Personality Disorder (NEA.BPD)

10 comments:

  1. That photo captures the real you, Chris. 😀

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    1. You always give the best compliments! One of the many reasons I love ya!

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  2. Education is the key Christ, and I admire you so much for telling it like it is with this disease. It needs to be understood by all. Hope you get well soon. Knock on wood, so far we've escaped it, but I'm sure it's just waiting for the right moment to attack us. Our state is full of it.

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    1. Thanks Mary!
      I am gonna cross my fingers you and your Hubby manage to miss all the germs this year. (I swear, I haven't been hit this hard in YEARS!) I really think someone should start selling full body flu-prevention suits. *grin* They'd make a killing!

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  3. Dude, you'd totally rock the Paris runway with your new look. Tissue is so IN right now according to Heidi and Tim. Feel better.

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    1. Right? One for each nostril. Or, for a quick switch to evening wear, one can go for the one nostril chic, leaving the other nostril free for…turning up at those less fashion worthy than yourself? *giggle snort*

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  4. At least you already have the photo for next year's Christmas card done. You are even wearing green. That's something…
    I look forward to reading about BPD. I know very little and am always interested in mental health issues.
    Take care and get to the couch STAT.

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    1. What a great idea!
      Thanks Kristine! I wish more people had your attitude.

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  5. I love Healing From BPD! Love your blog as well. Thank you for all the excellent resources and info.

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    1. Thank you so much! That is such a HUGE compliment!
      I was pleasantly surprised to find others openly sharing their stories and journeys. It definitely helps to know that you're not alone.

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