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"Money is only a tool. It will take you wherever you wish, but it will not replace you as the driver."

Ayn Rand

 
 

BPD Charity

Ottawa Network for Borderline Personality Disorder

My Life Goal

Borderline Personality Disorder is one of the most misunderstood and mislabeled mental illnesses. I want to end the stigma.

No one should have to feel alone. I spent most of my life feeling lost and alone. I don't want anyone else to grow up feeling the way I did. If I can make one person feel a little less alone in this lonely world, I've done my job.

That being said, I have goals. Goals that require money that I don't currently have. While looking into other methods of fundraising for Borderline Personality Disorder Awareness, I am also setting up a GoFundMe in order to raise additional funds for me and my cause.

When I was first diagnosed with this mental illness at 19, I was told to check out books about it and do some research and educate myself, if possible. What I found when I went to the book store though, was that all the books about Borderline Personality Disorder aren’t written about those with the illness, they were for those surrounding the person with BPD. How to cope with your loved one, so to speak. 

There were no books for people like me, who wanted all the dirty details. Who wanted the stories and experiences of someone else out there who’s brain reacts to things the way mine did. I just wanted one person out there who got what I was going through. I wanted to know what they thought and what they did, about those in their lives who they hurt and those who had hurt them. I wanted to know how they felt, and if it was like me. I didn’t want to be alone anymore.

I found nothing. 

I want to write that book. 

In case there are others out there like me, yearning for a voice among the crowd that seems at times against us. An acknowledgment of our feelings, a validation for our pain. Or is that just how it would make me feel if I had had someone’s experiences to compare against my own?

My ultimate goal is to travel the world and interview those with mental health struggles, but most specifically Borderline Personality Disorder. I'm starting small, with my blog. But I have big dreams. I know I'm not alone out there, I want to share my story and I want to share yours. I want to know how people all around the world experience life with Borderline Personality Disorder.

I'm #donebeingquiet , can you help me End the Stigma?

 

How can you help?

because no one should have to feel alone

Spread awareness

Be honest about your feelings, with yourself and with others

End the stigma

Don't judge

Spread the love

Do a random act of kindness everyday

Reach out for help if you need it

Get your shit together

Make someone smile

Use my hashtags:

#donebeingquiet

#lifeontheborderline

#growingupcrazy

#imakejokestohidemypain