BPD Humans is a monthly virtual meet up of people experiencing Borderline Personality Disorder, guided by a mental health professional. People here share what happened throughout the month, coping mechanisms and hold space for each other.
Milana and Maheema were diagnosed with Borderline Personality Disorder in 2018 and 2019 respectively. We were unable to find an eco system of people who suffered with this disorder and were left in misery. The stigma surrounding mental health and the lack of awareness, both by general population and mental health professionals did not help our growth which eventually led us to form Borderline Personality Disorder Humans. We started out as an Instagram page, sharing our day to day life and soon brought on board a mental health professional and started conducting monthly support group sessions. Every member after registering is added to an online chat room where all further information is shared. We strive to form a safe space for every individual experiencing Borderline Personality Disorder and find an equal healing opportunity irrespective of any social constructs.
It’s a peer to peer support group for people with Borderline Personality Disorder where they can share their stories and support each other. The idea is to make it a less isolating journey for everyone with this shared diagnosis. And to also dispel myths and theories about Borderline Personality Disorder and generate awareness and acceptance.
They reach out to us on Instagram or over email and then we give a form to fill up, confirming their diagnosis by a mental health professional and by formally stating their acceptance to all the terms and conditions of the group. And then they’re added to the community.
It’s a free flowing session where people are free to discuss whatever is on their minds. It ends with a soothing exercise to ensure everyone is feeling okay. It is an iterative process where feedback is taken into account.