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May is Borderline Personality Disorder Awareness Month

What is Borderline Personality Month? Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) is a mental illness that is characterized by difficulties in regulating emotions, impulsive and risky behavior, and distorted views of self and others. Despite its high prevalence, BPD is often misunderstood and stigmatized. In May 2007, the National Education Alliance for Borderline Personality Disorder (NEABPD) organized hearings before congress to educate legislators about the realities of BPD and began to formulate what is now Borderline Personality Month. A year later, in April 2008, the U.S. House of Representatives declared May as Borderline Personality Disorder Awareness Month. This designation helps to raise awareness of the disorder and reduce stigma. However, much work still needs to be done to fully support those who suffer from BPD. May is Borderline Personality Disorder Month In many ways, we have all been impacted by BPD. Many people, in times of great distress, can feel hopeless and even alone. That’s why we encourage others to help connect the millions of people out there that deserve our community’s hope and support. Join the We Level Up treatment center by educating others and bringing awareness to Borderline Personality Month. Support BPD Awareness Month  Destigmatize BPD Awareness Month  Borderline Personality… 

The Harmful Effects of Chronic Stress

Throughout our lives we are always coming across events and times that can cause us stress. Whether it is our home life, work or trauma, stress is unavoidable. Chronic stress occurs over a long period of time and is the consistent sense of feeling pressured and overwhelmed. When this type of stress goes untreated it can greatly affect your overall health. This affects virtually every system in the body, either directly or indirectly. In this article, we will learn what causes this severe type of stress, the symptoms, and how it can affect each system. We will take a look at different ways we can avoid or receive help for chronic stress.  Causes of Chronic Stress  There are many different factors that can go into the reasons behind why someone may experience chronic stress. It can be rooted in a traumatic event that happened in the past, marital problems, the pressure of school, and the list can go on and on. When people begin experiencing stressful situations, the normal reaction is to retreat and avoid.  When you begin to experience constant heightened alertness, or feeling on edge from these situations, this is what chronic stress is. Do you ever get… 

BPD and Relationships

It is a sticky situation when it comes to having a relationship with someone who has any sort of mental health disorder. Whether that be a friendship, family member, or an intimate relationship, it comes with its challenges. Many people who suffer from mental disorders experience good days and bad days.  Unfortunately, rather than having good days and bad, some experience a change in mood hour to hour. It is very hot and cold and can be tough to manage for both parties in the relationship. This is a common condition with Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD). When it comes to a relationship with someone suffering from BPD, it can seem like you’re constantly walking on eggshells.  What is BPD Borderline Personality Disorder, more commonly called BPD, is a well-known mental health disorder. BPD is a condition that affects others around you just as much as it, does you. Someone with BPD has trouble interpreting emotions, causing constant fluctuations in one’s mood. Along with the constant mood swings, someone suffering from BPD has intense behavioral problems. This consists of random outbursts of anger or episodes of intense anxiety and depression. Impulsive and extreme thoughts and behavior are the norms for someone…