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May 2013 already and it’s BPD Borderline Personality Disorder awareness month!

Firstly, happy May everyone!  Personally, it is one of my favourite months in the year as it’s usually warming up from the cool winter climate, but not too hot!

It’s an exciting month for me as we are now seriously editing my sequel so it won’t be long before it’ll be on the kindle shelves.  I am also toying with the idea of getting a kitten or two or a puppy – gosh I know they are very different animals, but it has to be the right decision as I will have them for years!  But, since I adopted Titus recently, I have already taken the plunge of responsibility.  Not a lot of responsibility you might think, but since I’ve been recovering from BPD (Borderline Personality Disorder), OCD (Obsessive Compulsive Disorder) and depression, it is a lot for me.

I digress!  May is BPD (Borderline Personality Disorder) awareness month, so I thought I would highlight that fact and hope that some of you guys who know little or nothing about the disorder, will take a look round my site, or any other site for that matter that describes BPD, and learn a little about it 🙂  BPD is one of the lesser known mental illnesses, yet it accounts for 20% of psychiatric hospitalisations, 2% of the population have it and out of that 2%, 10% go on to commit suicide.  Now that is a disorder we need to know about!  It could happen to someone you know, cause great distress and patients can be either in denial or not diagnosed.  It always helps if we can look out for symptoms in those we care about.

And, as I always say, think about stigma.  Stigma can come in the guise of bullying, but can also be someone not understanding someones else’s mental illness and avoiding them or invalidating them.  It comes in so many more forms than that, but whatever way it is delivered, it is always destructive.  Think before you act, and learn before you judge.

Take care, Amanda 🙂

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