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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.

Young person sitting alone in a coffee shop with a group of people sitting together in the background. Points to www.nih.nih.gov/shareNIMH.

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

Young person leaning against a wall and standing at a distance from another person with the message “People with borderline personality disorder may experience mood swings and may display uncertainty about how they see themselves and their role in the world. Know the signs and symptoms.”

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

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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

Presents five steps for helping someone in emotional pain in order to prevent suicide: Ask, Keep Them Safe, Be There, Help Them Connect, and 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

Presents behaviors and feelings that may be warnings signs that someone is thinking about suicide. Points to www.nimh.nih.gov/suicideprevention.

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

Help for Mental Illnesses

Help for Mental Illnesses

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If you or someone you know has a mental illness, is struggling emotionally, or has concerns about their mental health, use these resources to find help for yourself, a friend, or a family member: https://go.usa.gov/xyxfD. #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.

Learn More About Borderline Personality Disorder

Last Reviewed: April 2022