We know that much of the (mostly) historical language contained in research and training concerning people living with BPD is stigmatising, discriminatory and inappropriate. Many people with BPD experience self-stigma which impacts upon the way they (and others) see them.
This year's campaign, 'Flipping the Script: Changing the Narrative on BPD'aims to change the way we think and talk about borderline personality disorder.
It encourages people living with BPD to be mindful of the way they think about themselves, allow others to see their challenges and their celebrations, move towards strengths-based self-talk and to celebrate their strengths.
This is important for our self-worth, helps us to understand our own and others behaviours and lead to sustainable wellness. We want to invest in stories of hope, triumph and recovery.