How Criticizing My Emotions in Childhood Created an ‘Emotional Storm’ Inside Me

When I was growing up, I was labeled as a “shy” and “sensitive” child. I would cry often, and I would be criticized for it, which contributed to my quiet demeanor. Whenever I would express anger, I was told I wasn’t allowed to be mad, or that being angry was wrong. I learned that sadness and angerContinue reading “How Criticizing My Emotions in Childhood Created an ‘Emotional Storm’ Inside Me”

The Underdiagnosed (and Misunderstood) Type of Borderline Personality Disorder

                Borderline Personality Disorder is a frequently overgeneralized condition.  Stereotypically, individuals with BPD are seen as impulsive and moody with outbursts of anger; however, while impulsivity and intense emotions are possible symptoms of BPD, they are not applicable to all.  There are 256 possible representations of BPD, and stereotyping individuals with the disorder marginalizes thoseContinue reading “The Underdiagnosed (and Misunderstood) Type of Borderline Personality Disorder”

On the Outside – A Poem About Borderline Personality Disorder

On the Outside A Poem About What It Feels Like to Have Borderline Personality Disorder By Ashley Nestler, MSW On the OutsideI am SereneI’m Put TogetherI Can’t Be Seen On the OutsideThey Say I’m CalmI Can Do AnythingNothing Can Be Wrong On the OutsideThey Cannot SeeMy Scars and TearsThat Lurk Inside of Me On theContinue reading “On the Outside – A Poem About Borderline Personality Disorder”

The Danger of Misdiagnosing Discouraged Borderline Personality Disorder

Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) is often categorized – in short – as a mental illness where the survivor exhibits explosive anger, impulsive behaviors, and unstable relationships – with romantic partners, as well as friends and family. Due to the destructive nature of these symptoms, BPD has almost become a bad word in the mental healthContinue reading “The Danger of Misdiagnosing Discouraged Borderline Personality Disorder”

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