Myth: ‘People with BPD are ‘bad’
Reality: People with BPD are often labeled ‘manipulative’ or ‘attention-seeking’. But while the things they do may cause distress, this behavior results from the symptoms of BPD, not a bad personality.
Myth: ‘People with BPD can’t get better’
Reality: BPD is treatable. People with BPD can recover well with good treatment and support.
Myth: ‘People who harm themselves have BPD’
Reality: People self-harm for many reasons – it isn’t exclusive to BPD.