Not many have come ‘out’ – I’ll be writing more about this in future posts
Leading expert on Borderline Personality Disorder and founder of what is potentially the most effective therapy treatment for the disorder ‘Dialectal Behaviour Therapy’, Dr Marsha Linehan has ‘come out’ to reveal her own mental illness problems and the belief that she herself suffered Borderline Personality Disorder in the New York Times today. But what does this mean for those who suffer BPD and other mental health disorders?
Well here in the UK, probably not much – it hasn’t even made the news here (yet). Most people (except those in the field) will probably not even know who she is, much less care. And her groundbreaking dialectal behaviour therapy “does not happen here, even privately, unless you are an inpatient” – as I was told by a private psychiatrist (who specialises in BPD). The stigma around mental health is still such that no-one wants to admit to having BPD or any…
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