Stop Caring!: Battling Judgement


Why taking a pledge to talk about suicide, can be so powerful

Life in a Bind - BPD and me

Last Sunday I broke down in front of two people at church, and told them that I was desperate to die and that I had been on the verge of walking out and going to the spot where, when I had been feeling suicidal before, I had planned to take my own life. They weren’t horrified, or at a loss for words. They took me seriously, but they didn’t panic. They held me, and talked to me, and though the pain was still intense the sobbing died down, and some sort of connection had been made.

Less than a month ago, I signed the STOP Suicide pledge. The pledge is part of a wider suicide-prevention campaign working towards reducing the stigma of talking openly about suicide. It is one of a small number of similar projects across the UK (for example, Grassroots) which, inspired by a very successful suicide-prevention…

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Let Go or Be Dragged « Positively Positive

“To be nobody but yourself in a world which is doing its best, night and day, to make you everybody else means to fight the hardest battle which any human being can fight; and never stop fighting.”—e.e. cummings

Source: Let Go or Be Dragged « Positively Positive

Invalidation & Emotional Abuse

Originally posted on Marci, Mental Health, & More:Invalidation is a form of subtle emotional abuse, often occurring in the childhoods of person’s with Borderline Personality Disorder.

Sometimes Distortions

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How Mothers ‘Spread’ Borderline Personality Disorder to…

Carlsbad, CA – Borderline Personality Disorder is a Serious Mental Disorder and It Is Spread From Mother to Child | Patch

Source: How Mothers ‘Spread’ Borderline Personality Disorder to…

 Non-Attachment and How It Sets You Free 

Sadly, non-attachment or detachment as proposed in Buddhism is radically misunderstood by many.  Non-attachment actually brings about the most profound sense of care, compassion, and freedom you could ever imagine. But, I understand why the word “detachment” might send chills up your spine.  So let’s set the picture straight. What Does Non-Attachment Really Mean? Non-attachment …

Source: The True Meaning of Non-Attachment and How It Sets You Free – Always Well Within

Responses of Mental Health Clinicians to Patients with Borderline Personality Disorder

Source: Responses of Mental Health Clinicians to Patients with Borderline Personality Disorder

Perceptions of childhood caretakers and borderline 

Child Abuse Negl. 2013 Nov;37(11):1030-3. doi: 10.1016/j.chiabu.2013.06.008. Epub 2013 Jul 24.

Source: Perceptions of childhood caretakers and borderline personality symptomatology. – PubMed – NCBI

Making Sex Sacred – Ram Dass

Ram Dass, how can we make sex sacred?Ram Dass: Things that come to mind in response to that question are the way in which you make something into a sacramen

Source: Making Sex Sacred – Ram Dass

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Series to Focus on Mental Disorders: Course Designed to Help Affected Families – Hawaii Tribune-Herald

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Talent Show A Mild Success

There wasn’t a huge turnout for the Talent Show tonight.  Someone played the guitar while I read some poetry.  There was no winner.  I guess it was a tie.  We both got compliments on our performances.  One of the poems I read was “I Am The Shadow”  It was suggested that I should write something […]

When BPD is Your “Root” Mental Health Issue

I love this article! via When Borderline Personality Disorder is your “Root” Mental Health Issue (It’s Good to Know…) –

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Respecting Emotion & Regulating Emotion: An Introduction to Checking the Facts

Emotions are like a sixth sense because like sight, sound, taste, touch, and smell, they give us important information about our environment that we need to survive. What makes emotions so special is that they help us to act quickly when logical thought is too slow for us to engage in problem-solving. (See Situations below.) However, for people who may be unusually emotionally reactive, sensitive, or have learned to judge or invalidate their emotional sixth sense from culture, values, gender roles, parents, family, loved ones, etc., emotions may not always cause the expected effective response. Therefore, dialectical behavior therapy came up with the skill checking the facts to help us figure out if our emotional responses fit the facts and intensity of a situation and whether an unwanted or distressing emotion needs skills toward accepting and changing or skills toward accepting and tolerating.

Consultation Team Agreements for DBT Peer Support Specialists

Adapted from the Linehan Board of Certification by Rachel Cara Gill For DBT Peer Connections Facebook Group Administrators Consultation Team All DBT Connections Facebook Group Administrators are required to complete the FREE DBT Skills Training E-course prior to joining the consultation team Request to join DBT Peer Connections Facebook Skills Support Group as a general […]

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