Tuesday, May 15, 2012

May is Borderline Personality Awareness Month

Did you know that the month of May is Borderline Personality Awareness Month?  I didn’t either. Now you do! And this isn’t new either. This month won Congressional approval for BPD awareness in 2008!

Ranking Member Davis Hails Passage
of Borderline Personality Disorder Legislation
Measures to Strengthen D.C. Court System Also Gain
WASHINGTON, D.C. Rep. Tom Davis, R-VA., Ranking Republican on the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, today thanked his colleagues for approving legislation he introduced to increase awareness of Borderline Personality Disorder.

BPD afflicts 3 million Americans and accounts for a fifth of those admitted to psychiatric hospitals. The disease, which prevents victims for managing emotions effectively, leads to impulsivity, mood swings, rage, bodily self harm, chaotic relationships and fear of abandonment. BPD victims commit suicide at 400 times the rate of the general public.

The National Education Alliance for Borderline Personality Disorder designates May as Borderline Personality Disorder Awareness Month. Davis
 resolution, which passed 414-0, supports this designation.

I’m really glad this disorder is finally being given some real recognition. As all of you that follow me know, I believe raising awareness and providing real information and understanding about Borderline Personality Disorder is incredibly important. Without understanding, healing is difficult. The more recognition this disorder is given, the more scientific attention and resources will be dedicated to understanding the underlying causes and providing proper treatment.

So Cheers, things may be hard now, but they can keep getting better.

I have a whole line-up of interesting topics to delve into and explore as well. Thanks for joining me and I hope I’ve provided some help, if even in only a small way.

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