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Anna Freud Centre supports International Borderline Personality Disorder Awareness Month

The Anna Freud Centre is supporting International Borderline Personality Disorder Awareness Month which is taking place this month.

People diagnosed with borderline personality disorder can experience deep distress, often caused by previous trauma. They also often face stigma surrounding a ‘personality disorder’ diagnosis, which can lead to further difficulties in getting the support they need and deserve. The term Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) is not one that we like or choose, but it is one that is recognised clinically and internationally.

The stigma that comes with this label can also be very painful. People with BPD commonly report an experience of persistent emotional turmoil. The emotional challenges people experience often start in adolescence and can be long-lasting without early intervention or the right treatment.

Many people with a diagnosis of Borderline Personality Disorder don’t get the support they need. We’ve brought together a range of information and resources to raise awareness and call for better understanding and support.


Policy documents on personality disorder:

Personal stories and podcasts: