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Borderline Personality Disorder

Sowing #SeedsofHope for Mental Health

Janine Francolini | Posted 11.13.2015 | Impact
Janine Francolini

Last week, Flawless had the pleasure of attending NAMI-NYC's annual Seeds of Hope Gala, one of our favorite benefits held every year honoring important work in mental health advocacy.

This Woman Documented Her Life With Borderline Personality Disorder

The Huffington Post | Lindsay Holmes | Posted 10.20.2015 | Healthy Living

Sometimes the best way to deal with something as serious as a mental illness is to get real about what it feels like to live with it. That's...

'Crazy Eyes' and Throwing Pies: Borderline Personality Disorder in Women's Prisons

Chandra Bozelko | Posted 10.19.2015 | Healthy Living
Chandra Bozelko

"Crazy Eyes," the nickname for character Suzanne Warren on Orange Is the New Black for which actress Uzo Aduba won her second Emmy last month, is probably the greatest lesson on the reality of mental illness in women behind bars.

The Way People Talk About Mental Health Is Crazy

Brandon Marshall | Posted 10.12.2015 | Healthy Living
Brandon Marshall

As a society, we may feel safer by believing the threat of violence can be ascribed to one group of people. Like human nature, however, the truth is more complicated.


Sophia Williams-Baugh | Posted 09.24.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Sophia Williams-Baugh

You ever see a stray cat and think about how it got outside by itself, how long it's been on it's own, and how it's surviving? You think to yourself, ...

Impacted by Suicide, Our Foundation Opens Fund to Help

Jim Luce | Posted 09.10.2015 | Healthy Living
Jim Luce

Death. We don't like to discuss it in America. Suicide, even less. Fifteen years ago, when my mother Frances Alleman-Luce, a psychologist, starved her...

Warning: 6 Early Signs of an Abusive Relationship

Antonio Borrello, PhD | Posted 09.01.2015 | Women
Antonio Borrello, PhD

If you're seeing multiple warning signs or a progressive pattern develop, you should be concerned. Be wise, trust your instincts, and protect yourself. If something doesn't sound or feel right, do what's best for you and keep yourself safe.

'Highly-Sensitive' Mom Is Mean to Me

Samantha Rodman PhD | Posted 07.07.2015 | Healthy Living
Samantha Rodman PhD

Black Sheep writes: My mom and siblings have "self-diagnosed" themselves as Highly-Sensitive People (HSPs), so they expect everyone to treat them as...

Self-Hate Attacks: What Are They?

Jane Simon, M.D. | Posted 06.15.2015 | Healthy Living
Jane Simon, M.D.

No matter what the etiology, the goal is to recognize the problem, learn from it, and extricate oneself as soon as possible to avoid loss of time and energy. If allowed to persist, the condition can result in inertia and hopelessness.

A Single Man Reveals Why Previous Relationships Have Failed

Joe Seldner | Posted 05.07.2015 | Fifty
Joe Seldner

When you get to be 50-plus, you've likely had more than a few relationships, and more than a few reasons why you haven't found that lifelong soulmate (who exists only in your mind). Have we failed? Not found the 'right' person? Sabotaged the relationships for reasons only shrinks can discern?

Don't Give Up On the Difficult Patient

Allen Frances | Posted 05.31.2015 | Science
Allen Frances

Most therapists prefer 'easy' patients who don't make waves. Whenever things aren't going well in treatment, it is far too easy for the therapist to blame the patient, not himself or a bad match-up.

Is Bipolar Disorder Really the Cause of Your Mood Swings?

Dr. Matt Goldenberg D.O. | Posted 05.02.2015 | Healthy Living
Dr. Matt Goldenberg D.O.

I believe the public has a major misconception regarding which symptoms are consistent with bipolar disorder and which are not. It is evident when pat...

Go Ahead, Label Me

Elizabeth Barnett | Posted 12.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Elizabeth Barnett

My labels aren't what make me who I am or how I experience my mental health or lack thereof. My labels just give my treatment team an idea of where I fall on the spectrum and help them to decide various strategies for recovery.

After Years Of Healing, Lisa Visited The Place She Almost Committed Suicide

Posted 09.15.2014 | Healthy Living

Lisa Jarrett, 31, works in a bakery in Washington. This is her story. Depression is like being in a tunnel. You see no light. You're trying to figu...

Remnants of a Life on Paper: A Mother and Daughter's Struggle With Borderline Personality Disorder

Lloyd I. Sederer, MD | Posted 09.13.2014 | Healthy Living
Lloyd I. Sederer, MD

I knew the outcome of the Remnants of a Life on Paper, having heard it from the mother, Bea Tusiani, whom I met recently for the first time at a psychiatric meeting in NYC. Yet this book was still a page turner of a memoir -- written, compiled and told with utter candor and generosity by a mother who lost her 23-year-old daughter.

9 Tips on How to Recognize Someone With Borderline Personality Disorder

Carol W. Berman, M.D. | Posted 06.28.2014 | Healthy Living
Carol W. Berman, M.D.

People with Borderline Personality Disorder have incredible challenges when dealing with others and themselves because they have inflexible negative behavior patterns, an unstable self-image, uncontrollable emotions and impulsivity.

These Are the 10 Most Psychopathic Jobs in America

Michael Shammas | Posted 02.06.2014 | Weird News
Michael Shammas

As an aspiring lawyer, I suspected it all along, but now my suspicions have been (unfortunately) confirmed: We're all crazy. A ranking compiled by O...

Rehoming and a Broken System

John M. Simmons | Posted 11.17.2013 | Parents
John M. Simmons

As adoptive parents, aren't we supposed to be the vanguard for saving children? Aren't we supposed to be the forefront of child protection? Those misconceptions are part of the problem.

The Road to Sanity Is Paved With Chili Mac

Anneli Rufus | Posted 05.01.2013 | Taste
Anneli Rufus

My favorite food is chili mac. It is anti-pretentious. Inclusive. Easy.

4 Basic Steps For Keeping Stress At Bay

Susan Krauss Whitbourne | Posted 05.21.2013 | Fifty
Susan Krauss Whitbourne

Here are four steps to minimize stress that may not make all your problems go away, but they can provide a great touching off point. We know that stress is in the mind of the beholder, and by adjusting your mindset, you can also improve your mood, and ultimately, your relationships.

Running On Empty: Wishing Adulthood for Elizabeth Wurtzel

Kerry Cohen | Posted 03.09.2013 | Books
Kerry Cohen

There are times I wish I could call Wurtzel on the phone and tell her how much her work meant to me. I think she's a good writer. I think she's smart. But until she has something new to say, something that is still truly about our generation, I wish she would stop.

War of the Roses -- (Sadly) Coming to a Relationship Near You

Mark Goulston, M.D. | Posted 09.16.2012 | Healthy Living
Mark Goulston, M.D.

When a narcissistic man and a borderline woman get together, the excitement, ecstasy and passion at the beginning of a relationship are only exceeded by the vitriolic, venomous, repulsion at the end.

What Mindfulness And Acceptance Can Do For Your Self-Esteem

New Harbinger | Posted 12.26.2011 | Healthy Living
New Harbinger

DBT skills are flexible and can be used to help with self-esteem issues, other emotional problems, and simply to help you live a healthier, happier life.

Back From The Brink: Living With Borderline Personality Disorder

Stacy Pershall | Posted 12.21.2011 | Healthy Living
Stacy Pershall

Borderline personality disorder, the whispered thing I'd heard, was a wicked jungle-bred stepchild of a diagnosis. Borderline was Glenn Close in "Fatal Attraction."

Brandon Marshall Has Borderline Personality Disorder. What Is It?

The Huffington Post | Posted 10.01.2011 | Healthy Living

Brandon Marshall, the Miami Dolphins receiver, today announced that he suffered from Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD). The mental illness affects...