Share your experience of ‘Living Life Well: Recovery & BPD’

We are excited to hear from you for this year's BPD Awareness Week theme: "Living Life Well: Recovery & BPD".

The questions below are there to guide you in sharing your lived experience relating to this year's theme. Your response is completely anonymous. We will not use direct quotes but generalize common themes and experiences to inspire our content.

Your contribution is extremely valuable in helping us shape the focus and content for this year's awareness week. The ‘gems of wisdom’ you have learnt in your own journey can be incredibly impactful and supportive for others with similar challenges.

We aim to keep our content strengths-based. That doesn’t mean it has to be all rainbows and unicorns (although yay!), but it does mean focusing on the positive changes we've made from our struggles. Many people with lived experience know what ‘bad treatment’ looks and feels like – what many wish to learn more about are examples of ‘good treatment’ and helpful strategies.

This year's questions are about what has worked! From the short moments of relief and joy to the greater leaps toward healing – and everything in between. We look forward to hearing more about the amazing things you've learned and accomplished along your journey.

Sharing safely is essential!

  • We know many people with BPD have faced deeply hurtful and traumatic experiences. While it might be an important part of your journey to acknowledge and work through negative life experiences, these are not the stories we share in our spaces. Such experiences are best reserved for safe and secure environments with trained mental health professionals (or peer workers) who can provide appropriate support.
  • Re-telling and exploring difficult times in your life, even when focusing on positive elements, can sometimes stir up difficult emotions or, for some, lead to re-experiencing traumatic events. We encourage you to consider whether it’s the right time for you to share your thoughts and experiences. There will be other opportunities for you to contribute your story.
  • To ensure your and others’ anonymity, avoid naming family members, friends, clinicians, or places of treatment/services/hospitals.
  • We´ll consider all contributions and, based on the information provided, create postcards, posters, and social media content.

Please note that we reserve the right to decide what content we use

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