Recovery is Not a Linear Process

Do you recall seeing progress charts that looked like a relatively straight line, rising at an angle from the bottom? I always believed that’s how we moved towards our goal. And then, I encountered recovery from mental illness and discovered it’s not that way at all. Recovery is many ups and downs and steps backwards, … Continued

About Wendy Enberg

My name is Wendy Enberg and I live openly with mental illness. I have been diagnosed with Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD), Major Depressive Disorder and Generalized Anxiety Disorder. I reside near Edmonton, AB. I began sharing my story with others as a way to remove stigma and raise awareness and compassion for people living with mental illness. I started with a Facebook page where I posted inspirational messages. This grew into a blog about living with BPD at where I openly share my struggles and my successes. This wasn't enough. In July of 2014, I co-founded a peer support group in my community for people living with mental illness that provides online and weekly support meetings. Our membership continues to grow each day and we are gaining a presence in the mental health community.


Just One Step

Before I knew that I had a mental illness, I used to run from my emotions. It was easier to stuff them deep inside and not allow myself to feel anything. For many years, I was numb. On the outside, I portrayed a happy and outgoing person, but it was all a facade. That wasn’t … Continued

About Wendy Enberg

My name is Wendy Enberg and I live openly with mental illness. I have been diagnosed with Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD), Major Depressive Disorder and Generalized Anxiety Disorder. I reside near Edmonton, AB. I began sharing my story with others as a way to remove stigma and raise awareness and compassion for people living with mental illness. I started with a Facebook page where I posted inspirational messages. This grew into a blog about living with BPD at where I openly share my struggles and my successes. This wasn't enough. In July of 2014, I co-founded a peer support group in my community for people living with mental illness that provides online and weekly support meetings. Our membership continues to grow each day and we are gaining a presence in the mental health community.


Setting Boundaries

Setting boundaries has always been something that I’ve struggled with in my life and I’ve recently had to deal with the emotional fallout of this again. In the past, when setting a boundary with people that I cared about, I often encountered resistance from them and this meant they would withdraw their love as punishment. … Continued

About Wendy Enberg

My name is Wendy Enberg and I live openly with mental illness. I have been diagnosed with Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD), Major Depressive Disorder and Generalized Anxiety Disorder. I reside near Edmonton, AB. I began sharing my story with others as a way to remove stigma and raise awareness and compassion for people living with mental illness. I started with a Facebook page where I posted inspirational messages. This grew into a blog about living with BPD at where I openly share my struggles and my successes. This wasn't enough. In July of 2014, I co-founded a peer support group in my community for people living with mental illness that provides online and weekly support meetings. Our membership continues to grow each day and we are gaining a presence in the mental health community.


My Authentic Self

I set a goal of living a more authentic life after leaving treatment last year. I had come to a realization that I had been hiding behind a variety of masks and in that confusion, I lost who I was meant to be. In fact, I often wondered if I really knew who that was. … Continued

About Wendy Enberg

My name is Wendy Enberg and I live openly with mental illness. I have been diagnosed with Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD), Major Depressive Disorder and Generalized Anxiety Disorder. I reside near Edmonton, AB. I began sharing my story with others as a way to remove stigma and raise awareness and compassion for people living with mental illness. I started with a Facebook page where I posted inspirational messages. This grew into a blog about living with BPD at where I openly share my struggles and my successes. This wasn't enough. In July of 2014, I co-founded a peer support group in my community for people living with mental illness that provides online and weekly support meetings. Our membership continues to grow each day and we are gaining a presence in the mental health community.


Embracing Change

The one lesson I’ve learned in life is that it’s always changing. For so long, I resisted change when it was happening, and looking back, I can see the unnecessary pain and suffering I caused for myself. I had always believed that things had to remain a certain way, or be done like they’d always … Continued

About Wendy Enberg

My name is Wendy Enberg and I live openly with mental illness. I have been diagnosed with Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD), Major Depressive Disorder and Generalized Anxiety Disorder. I reside near Edmonton, AB. I began sharing my story with others as a way to remove stigma and raise awareness and compassion for people living with mental illness. I started with a Facebook page where I posted inspirational messages. This grew into a blog about living with BPD at where I openly share my struggles and my successes. This wasn't enough. In July of 2014, I co-founded a peer support group in my community for people living with mental illness that provides online and weekly support meetings. Our membership continues to grow each day and we are gaining a presence in the mental health community.


You Deserve Recovery

Over the last ten years, since first becoming ill, I’ve encountered a variety of psychiatrists along the way and one of the diagnoses I received was that of Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD). Upon receiving that diagnosis, I researched all that I could about the disorder, and everything seemed to fit for me. The fear of … Continued

About Wendy Enberg

My name is Wendy Enberg and I live openly with mental illness. I have been diagnosed with Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD), Major Depressive Disorder and Generalized Anxiety Disorder. I reside near Edmonton, AB. I began sharing my story with others as a way to remove stigma and raise awareness and compassion for people living with mental illness. I started with a Facebook page where I posted inspirational messages. This grew into a blog about living with BPD at where I openly share my struggles and my successes. This wasn't enough. In July of 2014, I co-founded a peer support group in my community for people living with mental illness that provides online and weekly support meetings. Our membership continues to grow each day and we are gaining a presence in the mental health community.


Being a Ghost with BPD

Having BPD has meant that I’ve struggled over the years to feel like I had an identity. From a young age, I always felt like I didn’t fit in anywhere and almost felt “ghost-like”. I can remember as a child and adolescent having the sensation of being an observer of everyone else and that I … Continued

About Wendy Enberg

My name is Wendy Enberg and I live openly with mental illness. I have been diagnosed with Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD), Major Depressive Disorder and Generalized Anxiety Disorder. I reside near Edmonton, AB. I began sharing my story with others as a way to remove stigma and raise awareness and compassion for people living with mental illness. I started with a Facebook page where I posted inspirational messages. This grew into a blog about living with BPD at where I openly share my struggles and my successes. This wasn't enough. In July of 2014, I co-founded a peer support group in my community for people living with mental illness that provides online and weekly support meetings. Our membership continues to grow each day and we are gaining a presence in the mental health community.


BPD and Feeling Empty

  One of the symptoms of Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) is having a chronic feeling of emptiness, even when you logically know that you have every reason in the world to feel fulfilled. My life could be running smoothly in all areas, yet I always feel like there’s something missing. It’s like a huge hole … Continued

About Wendy Enberg

My name is Wendy Enberg and I live openly with mental illness. I have been diagnosed with Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD), Major Depressive Disorder and Generalized Anxiety Disorder. I reside near Edmonton, AB. I began sharing my story with others as a way to remove stigma and raise awareness and compassion for people living with mental illness. I started with a Facebook page where I posted inspirational messages. This grew into a blog about living with BPD at where I openly share my struggles and my successes. This wasn't enough. In July of 2014, I co-founded a peer support group in my community for people living with mental illness that provides online and weekly support meetings. Our membership continues to grow each day and we are gaining a presence in the mental health community.


Me and The Psych Ward

Part of living with Borderline Personality Disorder has involved several hospitalizations over the years in order to “stabilize” and deal with the recurrent suicidal ideation that comes with this illness for me. Today, I’d like to share what it’s like to be an inpatient at a psychiatric facility in hopes that it may remove the … Continued

About Wendy Enberg

My name is Wendy Enberg and I live openly with mental illness. I have been diagnosed with Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD), Major Depressive Disorder and Generalized Anxiety Disorder. I reside near Edmonton, AB. I began sharing my story with others as a way to remove stigma and raise awareness and compassion for people living with mental illness. I started with a Facebook page where I posted inspirational messages. This grew into a blog about living with BPD at where I openly share my struggles and my successes. This wasn't enough. In July of 2014, I co-founded a peer support group in my community for people living with mental illness that provides online and weekly support meetings. Our membership continues to grow each day and we are gaining a presence in the mental health community.


BPD – It’s Loud In Here!

Living with Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) makes the inside of my head a loud, and oftentimes confusing place. Beginning in early adolescence, my life was marked by a pattern of impulsivity, unstable relationships, and a real lack of identity. As a young teenager and adult, I held on to the belief that my feelings and … Continued

About Wendy Enberg

My name is Wendy Enberg and I live openly with mental illness. I have been diagnosed with Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD), Major Depressive Disorder and Generalized Anxiety Disorder. I reside near Edmonton, AB. I began sharing my story with others as a way to remove stigma and raise awareness and compassion for people living with mental illness. I started with a Facebook page where I posted inspirational messages. This grew into a blog about living with BPD at where I openly share my struggles and my successes. This wasn't enough. In July of 2014, I co-founded a peer support group in my community for people living with mental illness that provides online and weekly support meetings. Our membership continues to grow each day and we are gaining a presence in the mental health community.