Borderline Personality Blog: Healing – Coping – Improving

If you ask most elite athletes, many will say “My game (race, event, etc.) is 80% mental, 20% physical”. Some will even put those percentages at 90% mental, 10% physical. While these are obviously overstatements, the point made is clear: if you want to succeed, you have to believe in yourself. You have to be able to reach deep inside yourself during difficult moments and come up a winner. Otherwise, the competition will eat you alive.

I was surfing the web late last week when I learned about the horrific shooting in Aurora, Colorado. A man with 3 guns and body armor shot 12 people dead and wounded another 70 during a showing of the latest Batman movie. In addition, the suspect booby trapped his apartment with multiple explosives, clearly indicating […]

In a few words, YES, I believe it is genetic and subject to exacerbating environmental factors. My psychiatrist believes my mother has it (and she definitely acts like she does). Further, the erratic behavior of her father (my biological grandfather) suggests strong genetic ties. The good news is that not every child of a borderline […]

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