"That's So Borderline" - #LanguageMatters When Talking About Borderline Personality Disorder

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This is an excellent presentation/discussion of how the language we use can have a major impact on how we think and we treat mental illness. Any kind of labeling stigmatizes rather than enhances our understanding of differences. Go back to William Ryan in his classic book, Blaming the Victim. He talks about universalist if language versus exceptionalistic classification and how this leads to blaming victims for their social problems rather than helping them. Let's be mindful. This article helps lead the way, thanks.

Nancy Miringoff more than 6 years ago


Truth...we often create self fulfilling prophecies when treating BPD...therapists have to learn to be mindful...

Jane Hyde, LCSW more than 6 years ago

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