In interview format, Rayette shares her journey through abuse, mental illness, and hospitalizations to being diagnosed with DID.
Hanna shares that people suffering from Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) are frequently portrayed as monstrous, manipulative people prone to violent outbursts and extreme mood swings. Sadly, she sees so much of herself in this stereotype that it’s hard to defend or deny it, but she is fighting hard to tame this monster in herself, although she is still struggling.
Julie Everson shares two poems from the depth of her pain and anguish, finally shining light on the darkest places in her. She feels her mental illness is trapping her in a cage and though she doesn’t know the level of recovery she can achieve, she is grateful for words to help her escape. She feels there are others suffering as she does, feeling alone in their own world. She writes to reach out to you.
Dionne Tyler shares her experience with Borderline Personality Disorder by showing you through the written word how it feels.
Growing up, Felicia Johnson suffered from depression and child abuse. When she was asked to write for an assignment and then to keep on writing, she found an invaluable form of therapy and her voice.
Julie Everson has had borderline personality disorder all her life and always felt somewhat like a freak. Never quite fitting in, like a pear trying to blend in with a bunch of pineapples! This poem is about lying awake, feverish, watching all the scenes of her life flash by and trying to deal with them. To deal with the person she was.
Julie Everson poetically describes her life with borderline personality disorder.