43 Struggles of Living with Borderline Personality Disorder

May is Borderline Personality Disorder Awareness Month. Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) is a Cluster B personality disorder that causes emotion dysregulation, making it hard to manage relationships with yourself and others. Like all mental illnesses, BPD is a serious condition. What’s scary about BPD is the fact that around 9% of people with BPD die by […]

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Why Trigger Warnings Matter

Ever since the word “triggered” became the subject of a meme, it’s hard for people with actual triggers to be taken seriously.  People use the word “triggered” as a hyperbole for being irritated or slightly uncomfortable, or to mock anyone that reacts to something in a way that other people don’t understand.  As a feminist, […]

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What You Need To Know Before You See ‘Split’ In Theaters

On January 20th, M. Night Shyamalan’s latest film will be released in American theaters.  Split is a “psychological horror film” whose antagonist suffers from dissociative identity disorder (aka multiple personality disorder).  In the movie, three teenage girls are kidnapped by a man named Kevin, who exhibits 23 distinct personalities.  The girls must convince one of his personalities to […]

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Stigma Bingo

People stigmatize anxiety and depression on a daily basis. I decided to compile some of the obnoxious responses to anxiety and depression into Bingo boards.  If you were to mark off every box that contains something you’ve dealt with, would you wind up with a Bingo? I made these to help bring awareness to the judgement […]

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How Are You Doing Today?

How often do you evaluate your well being?  When other people ask us how we are, the typical response is usually, “I’m doing great!  How about you?”  Of course, we sometimes only give that response because it’s the socially acceptable answer.  Even though we sometimes put on a fake smile for others, we don’t have […]

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