On this week’s episode, Jhen is continuing the conversation on Mental Health Awareness Month by talking to D.A., a Black pansexual polyamorous woman who has Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD). We talk about how BPD and other mental health issues can affect polyamorous relationships and there are some book and social media recommendations to hear as well. CWfor this episode for conversations about suicide/suicidal ideation, self harm, eating disorders, depression, anxiety, loss of a family member.
Wanna know more about our guest on this episode?
D.A. (she/her) is a Black pansexual polyamorous cis woman who was diagnosed with BPD in 2012. She is a bicoastal educator who lives between California and Maryland and, also has depression, anxiety and non-epileptic seizures. She chronicles her journey in self-awareness, mental health, and polyamory via open journal entries, prose, and poetry.
“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.”
Borderline personality disorder is also called emotionally unstable personality disorder (EUPD) and emotional intensity disorder (EID).
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