How can someone be more educated on living with BPD?
Last Updated: 12/23/2019 at 5:30pm
Lisa Meighan, BSc Psychology (Honours)
Hello, I am Lisa and I work in a person-centred approach mixed with cognitive behavioural therapy. I believe we all have the potential to be the best we can be.
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I am in this group of people and I have had to educate myself because that is the key to handling feelings and relationships. It is not easy. I have used some of the training materials here under My Path. Boundaries and Help managing emotions have so far been useful. There are a lot of resources here on mindfulness too. I have found meditation very helpful. I have used Quora extensively. It is moderated and it is a place where therapist and client groups get together to tackle questions. There ar some superbly educated people there.
Books and internet resources. There are a lot of support groups online or offline. A lot of time in your community maybe there are mental health workshops. Make good use of the available resources to educate yourself. You can also volunteer for certain non-profit organizations to promote mental health. Pick one organization that is specialized in BPD or other related mental conditions. When you are educating other people, you are deepening your understanding about the condition. With the approaching of big holidays such as Christmas, try to seek opportunities to assist your local homeless shelters with holiday celebrations. A lot of folks living on the streets are needing more supports. You get to talk with people who may be going through tough time because of their mental conditions. Be more empathetic and patient. You will be surprise how much more you can learn from real people.
By joining a support group, reading on real life stories, meeting others who have bpd and studying everything around bpd. It is important to know all the details of bpd, from the worse to the good. Doing research and making sure that research is true and not fasle is important. There is so much stuff out there that not true which is why you need to do real research and find people who have bpd. People with bpd can be the best education to you. Experience talks louder then a degree I think. However knowledge is power which is why I encourage you to do your research. 💪
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