by Zachary Phillips I am currently being treated for Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD). Thankfully the treatment is working; my general functionality, mood, and relationships are all improving. I have now learnt how to manage, maintain and grow positive relationships, as well as how to appropriately handle the symptoms of BPD when they arise. This certainly wasn’tContinue reading “Mental Health Mondays: What Relationships Look Like With Untreated BPD”
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Mental Health Monday: Through Glass: How not mentalizing creates borderline personality.
by Kevin Redmayne (Medium) Mentalization-Based Treatment is changing how we view mental health — it is in fact revolutionizing therapy for BPD. In 1967, a teenage Hungarian refugee named Peter Fonagy was checked in to a mental health clinic in Hampstead, London. Fifty-two years later that same clinic is now the Anna Freud Centre. PeterContinue reading “Mental Health Monday: Through Glass: How not mentalizing creates borderline personality.”
Mental Health Mondays: The case for caring less.
To say that our plates are full would be an understatement. The reality of contemporary living requires our attention and efforts be divided between demanding jobs, essential familial caregiving, replenishing social gatherings, and fulfilling political and community engagements — not to mention any hobbies or creative endeavors. According to Pew Research Center surveys, 60 percent ofContinue reading “Mental Health Mondays: The case for caring less.”