The problem with many of the BPD depictions we see on TV is that they fail to consider the totality of the character’s lived experience. Instead, they offer an incomplete view of the person, usually through the lens of another character’s fear and bewilderment.
Our survey isn’t like most that you may have been asked to take. We ask you questions about difficult topics: trauma, drinking, depression.
LGBTQ+ youth are three times more likely to seriously contemplate suicide — and five times more likely to have attempted suicide — than their heterosexual counterparts, according to The Trevor Project, a national organization providing crisis intervention to LGBTQ+ people under the age of 25.
As the 1 in 5 adults living with mental illness know all too well, accessing resources and receiving adequate care can be a challenging process.
In the Fall 2020 issue of the Advocate, I told my story of experiencing psychosis for over a year and finding myself incarcerated in a small county jail. To survive, I relied on the principles of neuroplasticity, my brain’s ability to adapt and change its neural wiring.