This looong post goes into my week of mood cycling. If you want to read about what kinds of effects mood cycling can have on a person with minor inconveniences with everyday events, read through this. More updates to come…
In this fifth and final part to this interview, Laurel and I discuss how BPD has affected her relationships in the past, from romantic relationships to interpersonal ones with family and friends. Be sure to check out her YouTube channel–search elle palmer.
This is another short section–there will only be one more after this. Here, Laurel recounts how DBT has positively affected her functioning and feelings of self-worth.
In Part 3, Laurel and I discuss her initial experiences with college–pre-COVID versus COVID conditions. We also briefly talk about how high school does and doesn’t prepare for college. There is also a dog at one point…
This is the second part of my interview with my guest speaker, Laurel, covering a variety of experiences related to her BPD diagnosis and the misdiagnoses that preceeded it. Short entry, but this covers her experience with school leading up to high school graduation, including going to an alternative school.
Part 1 of my guest interview featuring my friend, Laurel, and her experiences with borderline personality disorder. She has a history of being misdiagnosed, as is common with people with borderline personality disorder.
ACCEPTS and IMPROVE are two acronyms for methods of distress tolerance. They involve applying yourself to activities and distractions. I include several examples of each letter.