Act 1 – Scene 6: Marsha Maven

Breathe Me – Sia

I have always struggled with Self Harm, Depression, and Suicidal Desires for almost all of my life. In, Aug 2013 I was diagnosed as BPD, which is Borderline Personality Disorder. I was terrified, I was told by many people, friends, and mental health professionals that BPD is like BiPolar but with a higher risk or self-harm, and a higher risk of suicide. As I have had time to come to terms with being BPD, I think that is a great fit for what goes on in my head. There is a huge stigma to BPD (Great about some stigma of BPD.)  Usually,  if anyone asks I tell them I am just depressed. Borderline Personality Disorder sounds scary, and in my brain sometimes it is. I started Meds in 2013 I think it was one of the best choices I have ever made, but I had to learn how to function.

I want to make sure if you feel that way you can find the help you need. Here are some links and phone numbers to reach out to.

  •  Online Crisis Help –
  • Posting a Happy, Bright photo a day makes me feel better about stuff sometimes and I am not the only one it helps. –  Photo a day
  •  1 (800) 273-8255 – National Suicide Prevention Lifeline – Suicide Prevention