A Huge Day For BPD


Today Lily and I delivered a lecture to the fourth year OT students on my life with Borderline Personality Disorder!

My once teacher now colleague (who also supported me through my break down) asked me to present about my journey.

How progressive is that! The acknowledgment and acceptance that OTs can live with mental illness. To be asked to present and share my understanding of occupation as a consumer and clinician.

How awesome to be able to stand up and say I have BPD and chat about the stigma this population encounters.

How moving, to plant a seed in the minds of future great therapists to come. So they too can be the voice of advocacy and understanding for people with BPD.

So privileged to work alongside colleagues who have embraced my illness as an assert.

And so proud to learn alongside my students who have shown so much encouragement and bravery to challenge traditional ideas of Borderline Personality Disorder.

Like the image? This piece can be purchased at OT for BPD’s art therapy shop.


Published by Beyond Personality Disorders

Founder of My Potential Mental health Advocate; Occupational Therapy Teacher and Researcher Australia “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!" Laura

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