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What it's like living with my Borderline Personality Disorder

written by Natasha Davies-Hopton 06/04/2017

My name is Natasha and I've suffered with anxiety disorders and depression since my early teens but a few years ago was told I had borderline personality disorder.

For me, on a good cycle, life with borderline personality disorder is white. It's (safe) risk taking and it’s being an extroverted, manic, positive, social person.

On a bad cycle, life is black. I'm introverted and depressed, anxious, unsociable hideaway person who pushes people away when I'm lonely.

There is no grey. 50 shades? I just want one.

It’s not all doom and gloom; I can often empathise with people. My advice is mostly impartial and I know who my true friends are. They are the ones who are still my friends after seeing and helping me through all my times, both good and white or bad and black. For that I thank you for being in my corner.

Keep on going all you mental health warriors.

Love

Natasha

#EducateNotDiscriminate #EndTheStigma #InYourCorner

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