Happy BPD Awareness Week

This week is national BPD Awareness Week. I hope you have seen some positive messaging this week about Borderline Personality Disorder. I have included one of my favourites here in the photos. How fantastic to have a national campaign with a great theme, “Best Practice Deserved”.

Although not everyone we work with at DBTBrisbane meets the criteria for a diagnosis of BPD, there is a big overlap between people with this diagnosis and people who benefit from Dialectical Behaviour Therapy. Whenever people tell me they have been looking up BPD I always worry a little as there is a lot of outdated, pessimistic, biased and downright mean information floating around.

It is great to see an effort to present a more hopeful, factual viewpoint that recognises that people with Borderline Personality Disorder are also wonderful family members, partners, parents and friends who contribute a lot to our communities.

Rebecca Medway