My first exposure to BPD was many years ago. Totally unaware of BPD I was scared and confused. I had been previously informed that these clients were “difficult and challenging”. Afraid that I would say something wrong I maintained my distance and judgment.
Now after being diagnosed with BPD, I have had OTs and other health professionals (unaware of my diagnosis) complain to me how mentally demanding BPD clients are and how these clients are both energy and time-consuming.
Before we start explaining what BPD is, it’s so important to share what these people are NOT.
What are your preconceived ideas? Are your opinions fact?
Founder of My Potential
Mental health Advocate; Occupational Therapy Teacher and Researcher
“As an occupational therapist diagnosed with BPD I will use this page to share about the various interventions and strategies that are helpful to those with BPD.
I will also share about the positive and sometimes challenging approaches that health professionals have used in my treatment in emergency, inpatient, outpatient and community settings.
I hope that by sharing my lived experience I can help improve the experience of those struggling to understand Borderline Personality Disorders (BPD) and also support those living with BPD and other mental health challenges
Most importantly we will share how occupation can powerfully help change lives!"
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