Finding Treatment that Works for BPD

Before addressing the obstacles we may face DURING the treatment process, we must take a hard look at the difficulties of even finding treatment options.  Those of you who have been through multiple therapeutic attempts will know firsthand the devastating lack of...

Borderline Personality Survivor Stories

Recovery is Possible. There are so many stories of the pain and suffering of Borderline Personality Disorder.  Unfortunately, we rarely hear stories about people who have taken their control and their lives back from this illness. But this documentary is different,...

BPD Relationship Coaching Group (10 Weeks) begins October 24

We are launching our brand new Relationship Coaching Group, a ten week program, beginning this month on October 24.  As we reach more women with Borderline Personality Disorder through our coaching programs and advocacy, we have received requests for a focus-specific...

Mindfulness Helps People with BPD

Mindfulness is the core skill taught in Dialectical Behavior Therapy, but how exactly does it help people with Borderline Personality Disorder? One summary of the research by UCLA reported on the positive correlation between meditating and positive affect, as well as...

Book on How to Survive Depression by Author Stephanie Anne Allen

How to Survive Depression By Author Stephanie Anne Allen             How to Survive Depression is the first book in the “How to Survive Series”.  This short but powerful self-help book aims to inform and inspire readers by connecting with them on a deeper level.  I...

When You Have More Than One Diagnosis

Often a mental illness is accompanied by one or more additional diagnoses.  These illnesses may go undetected when they are lost in the shadows from the limelight cast on the main problem, whether it be depression, anxiety, BPD, etc. My own doctor specifies some of...

Dealing with Chronic Mental Illness

Lifelong mental illness requires constant monitoring by doctors, caregivers, and by ourselves.  Not a day goes by that we can afford to skip the check-ins with ourselves and the action steps necessary to keep us from going off the deep end.  Making sure we take our...

How to Let Go of Last Year to Start the New

The New Year was originally dedicated to an ancient Roman god of gateways by the name of Janus (think of the word “January”… see the connection?).  Janus had two faces, as a gate faces in and out, one looking backwards to the past and one looking...

Featured Guest: Author of My Mental Madness Memoir

First, tell us all about your book!  When did you start writing it, and what led you to the decision to start creating it? My Mental Madness Memoir by [pen name] Stephanie Anne Allen is my TRUE life journey through all the challenges and difficulties I faced due to...

Brain Activity Behind Borderline Personality Disorder

Fighting to get someone to understand that you really aren’t “just overreacting?”  In my opinion, the best way is to educate them about the facts of your illness.  So in this post we will look into a brief overview of the brain functions behind the Borderline...