borderline personality disorder,b

  • Me: i'm in a really bad place right now, i really need to talk to someone
  • Someone: hey, how are you?
  • Me: I'M FINE! F I N E! NO NEED TO TALK HERE! MY MENTAL AND PHYSICAL HEALTH HAS NEVER BEEN BETTER! what about you though?:)

me: drinking tea, enjoying life, wearing a cute outfit
me, not even ten seconds later: sobbing, dying, feeling worthless and suicidal, wishing i were never born, suffering, dying, and dying,,

“You don’t seem like you have a disorder”

Well yeah because I get shunned every time I show signs.

cool things about people with bpd

i know bpd is hell but like hear me out

  • we strongly value our relationships
  • we know when something is genuinely Not Funny
  • we can read emotions well
  • being happy is like the best thing ever
  • we’re really good at helping others
  • we’re strong as heck, we’ve been through a lot
  • we see the world the way no one else does
  • we are super creative
  • loyalty is easy to us
  • we are really passionate
  • finding new hobbies is super fun
  • lots of us have a high pain tolerance
  • and for some reason,,, all of us are really good at making puns

There’s this unbelievably ableist campaign called #DiagnoseTrump where people are trying to label him with a mental illness to “prove he is unfit for office.” Right now the top two illnesses people claim he has are NPD and BPD and that terrifies me–countless laypeople and “professionals” claim he has a personality disorder. The stigma against personality disorders (especially Cluster B) has risen exponentially.

It appalls me that fellow Trump opposers have done the very thing they criticize him for: demonizing a minority population to engender hate. They claim that for someone to be as abhorrent and hateful as he is, he *must* have a personality disorder because no neurotypical is capable of such horrendous actions and attitudes.

They can’t diagnose him. Only a professional who assesses him over several therapy sessions can. And by the way, you don’t have to have a personality disorder to be a bad person. Bad people exist. Bad mentally healthy people exist. I’d wager the vast majority of bad people out there don’t have a personality disorder at all; if they did, personality disorders would be far more common.

Take care of yourselves, especially if your illness has been targeted by this campaign. I know it’s really gotten to me lately but remember that we are far stronger than they will ever know.

for all of the other sweet borderlions and cluster b’s out there, this is a free online dbt course, with worksheets/homeworks/a nice little community to talk to.

even if you’re not borderline or cluster b, it would be really sweet if you’d reblog this so more people can see it! :)