Research has acknowledged that many people with lived experience of personality disorder use art to process the way they feel about the BPD diagnosis and the attached language around it - we know that it can affect how we see ourselves.
Lived Experience Advocate and Student Art Therapist Mahlie Jewell
has designed a task called ‘flipping the script’
where participants take a negative (stigmatising) word used by medicalised models and turn it into a “reframed positive”. Through this they address external stigma and self-stigma.