Active Minds Blog - Stacy Pershall

Borderline Personality Disorder Month: Practicing Compassion

“I spent a lot of years having very little compassion for other people, because I had none for myself. This is the aspect of Borderline Personality Disorder that causes the greatest stigma; it’s what causes others to view us as willfully manipulative and cruel. But what was really happening is that I was severely mentally…

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Search 5 Things You Might Not Know About Borderline Personality Disorder

“People with BPD are not intentionally manipulative, even when they do things like threaten suicide if you leave. They might know that such behavior is perceived as manipulative, but that doesn’t help a person with untreated BPD control the impulse to avoid abandonment in the moment. What you perceive as manipulation comes from fear, with…

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