Borderline Personality Disorder: Awareness Brings Hope

A little bit more info….knowledge is the power, power presents the control of yourself.

Dr. Kathleen Young: Treating Trauma in Tucson

May is quite the full month. Not only is it Mental Health Month, but also Borderline Personality Disorder Awareness Month. Last year at this time I wrote about my understanding of Borderline Personality Disorder( BPD) as a complex trauma disorder that is stigmatized and misunderstood.  Research suggests that 75% of those diagnosed with BPD have been physically or sexually abused. You can check out the post and conversation from last year and the following BPD facts, via the National Education Alliance for Borderline Personality Disorder:

Prevalence
•BPD has a lifetime prevalence of 5.9% (approximately 18 million Americans)
•20% of psychiatric hospital admissions have BPD
•10% of persons who present for outpatient treatment have BPD
•17% of prison inmates have this disorder
Suicide
•10% of adults with BPD commit suicide
•a person with BPD has a suicide rate 400 times greater than for general public
•33% of youth who…

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