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Digital Shareables on Borderline Personality Disorder

Use these resources to raise awareness about borderline personality disorder.

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Borderline personality disorder is a mental illness that severely impacts a person’s ability to regulate their emotions. This loss of emotional control can increase impulsivity, affect how a person feels about themselves, and negatively impact their relationships with others. For more information on the signs and symptoms, causes and risk factor, treatments for borderline personality disorder, visit the health topic page or view the available brochures.

Help raise awareness about borderline personality disorder by sharing information and materials based on the latest research.

Share These Graphics and Social Media Messages

Download and share these messages to help spread the word about borderline personality disorder. You can copy and paste the text into a tweet, email, or post. To share the image, right-click on it and select "save image as" to save the file to your computer. We encourage you to use the hashtag #ShareNIMH in your social media posts to connect with people and organizations with similar goals. For more ideas on how to use these resources, visit our help page.

Let’s Talk About Borderline Personality Disorder

Let’s Talk About Borderline Personality Disorder

Help raise awareness about borderline personality disorder by sharing informational materials based on the latest research. Share science. Share hope. https://go.usa.gov/xHUWN #shareNIMH

People with borderline personality disorder may experience mood swings and display uncertainty about how they see themselves and their role in the world. Know the signs and symptoms of oberline personality disorder.

Borderline Personality Disorder: Know the Signs and Symptoms

Borderline personality disorder (BPD) is a mental illness that severely impacts a person’s ability to regulate their emotions. Learn more about the signs and symptoms of BPD: https://go.usa.gov/xHYpW #shareNIMH

Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) is a type of therapy developed for individuals with borderline personality disorder. Learn about treatments.

Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)

Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) is a type of therapy developed for individuals with borderline personality disorder. DBT uses concepts of mindfulness and acceptance and teaches skills that help with managing intense emotions. https://go.usa.gov/xHYpW #shareNIMH

5 action steps for helping someone in emotional pain: Ask, keep them safe, be there, help them connect, stay connected.

5 Action Steps for Helping Someone in Emotional Pain

People with borderline personality disorder who are thinking of harming themselves or attempting suicide need help right away. Learn about what to do if you think someone might be at risk for self-harm by taking these 5 action steps: https://go.usa.gov/xyxGc. #shareNIMH

Signs that someone is thinking about suicide: 1) Talking about wanting to die, feeling great guilt or shame, being a burden to others. 2) Feeling empty, hopeless, trapped, or having no reason to live; extremely sad, more anxious, agitated, or full of rage; unbearable emotional or physical pain. 3) Changing behavior, such as making a plan or researching ways to die,ithdrawing from friends, saying good bye, giving away important items, or making a will;  taking dangerous risks such as driving extr

Warning Signs of Suicide

Borderline personality disorder is associated with a significantly higher rate of self-harm and suicidal behavior than the general public. Knowing the warning signs for suicide and how to get help can help save lives. https://go.usa.gov/xVCyZ #shareNIMH

Use Videos to Educate Others

Click “Copy link” to copy the video URL and post these videos on social media, or embed them on your website.