Living with Borderline Personality Disorder - MedCircle

Living with Borderline Personality Disorder

4 Sessions

Nearly 40% of people with borderline personality disorder are initially misdiagnosed with bipolar disorder, according to the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI).

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4 Sessions

Nearly 40% of people with borderline personality disorder are initially misdiagnosed with bipolar disorder, according to the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI).

Get started now

$10 / month ($120 paid annually)

OR

$50

About the Series

Sammy Grimm was misdiagnosed with bipolar disorder...twice. She has experienced today’s broken mental health care system firsthand, and has since taken control of her own mental health journey and fought for her correct diagnosis of borderline personality disorder (BPD). Find out how in this incredible story.

“So brave. Watched this to gain insight about my son, whom I adopted out of foster care. The trauma is deep and he just wants to be a good person.”

Bekah A.

Bekah A.

Who Is This Series For?

This series is for anyone who thinks they may experience symptoms common to borderline personality disorder or wants to learn what it is like to live with BPD from someone experienced.

This series is also a wonderful way for supporters to better understand their loved ones struggles with BPD and how they can become a better supporter.

Some of What You Will Learn

  • Sammy’s experience with two misdiagnoses of bipolar disorder.

  • What it is like to live with borderline personality disorder.

  • How Sammy was able to advocate for herself and get the correct diagnosis.

  • What self-care and self-help strategies are working for Sammy.

“Watching these videos on BPD, I have finally realized I was misdiagnosed as having bipolar depression - when in reality I have 6o out of the 9 triggers of BPD and am now going to take steps to make myself better and get the right help I need. I could never understand my feelings and why I am like this, but now I understand I was diagnosed wrong.”

Amanda S.

Amanda S.

Session Overview

  • Session1

    What It’s Like to Grow Up with Borderline Personality Disorder

    In our first session, Sammy discusses her childhood, her family history of mental health, and what lead to her first misdiagnosis.

    15m
  • Session2

    What It’s Like to Be Misdiagnosed with Bipolar Disorder

    Sammy explains what happened when she was misdiagnosed with bipolar disorder and placed on strong medications.

    17m
  • Session3

    How Sammy Got the Right Diagnosis & Treatment

    Advocating for herself, Sammy was able to get the correct diagnosis and start her recovery. She explains how she was able to become her biggest advocate.

    19m
  • Session4

    How Sammy Manages Relationships & Long-Term BPD Treatment

    With a treatment plan in place, Sammy now is in a long-term relationship, consistently working, and becoming a true mental health advocate. She discusses this and more in our final session.

    16m

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