A Week of Mental Health and Disability…Borderline Personality Disorder

Teacup Conversation is spending a week interviewing various people on the topic of Mental Health and Disability, in the hopes to shed light on the lives and experiences of those who are affected.

Today’s topic is Borderline Personality Disorder, or BPD. Website bpdworld.org states that BPD is: ” one of ten personality disorders recognised by the DSM IV. A personality disorder is a type of mental illness and to be diagnosed particular criteria must be met. With personality disorders, the symptoms have usually been present for a long time. These symptoms have an overall negative affect on the sufferer’s life.”

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I found love in rehab!

Anonymous, 20, Essex
as told to Yasmine Blackman

Ordering an exotic Jasmine Green Tea mixed with Jasmine blossoms, I could tell that my companion had an interesting story to share. (I like to think that a lot can be said about a person by the tea they drink.) Feeling distinctively boring with my cup of Earl Grey, we settled down and let the rather unusual teacup conversation flow between us… Continue reading