Progress on this BPD Recovery Journey is possible!

This time I was more aware, more in tune with what was happening. A true sign I’m learning! Progress is possible!! Being more informed regarding my mental illness (specifically) and mental health, in general, has been so important in my recovery journey. Over the last year, I’ve talked and asked, read and listened. And I’ve … Continued

About Jennifer Hope

I am a wife and mother of 3 that has battled mental illness my whole life. With a recent diagnosis of Borderline Personality disorder I am writing and talking about what it means to live with mental illness and specifically my own and to be diagnosed (finally) later life.


Labelled “Highly Functioning” BPD/ Feeling more ‘Forcefully Functioning”!

Being told I was “High Functioning” felt almost like questioning the severity of my mental illness. Bitter taste left in my mouth. Felt like more judgement. I have some thoughts pent-up since this conversation so: Release the thoughts!: What is “High Functioning?” Well according to the dictionary it’s this: http://www.dictionary.com high-func·tion·ing :adjective performing or operating at … Continued

About Jennifer Hope

I am a wife and mother of 3 that has battled mental illness my whole life. With a recent diagnosis of Borderline Personality disorder I am writing and talking about what it means to live with mental illness and specifically my own and to be diagnosed (finally) later life.


Everyone is Deserving of Love

Most of my life I’ve been in search of love. The kind of love that is not only unconditional but also fairy tale. Prince Charming, my very own prince charming. I suppose it was the yearning for love and affection I didn’t receive as a child. Or the little girl inside of me that never … Continued

About Jennifer Hope

I am a wife and mother of 3 that has battled mental illness my whole life. With a recent diagnosis of Borderline Personality disorder I am writing and talking about what it means to live with mental illness and specifically my own and to be diagnosed (finally) later life.


I am No adult- BPD later in life!

I’m no adult! I’m 37 married with 3 kids; but man, I am no adult. I seem to be more of a mess later in life. Never knew that could happen. Had no idea you could be diagnosed with anything later in life. I just assumed that if something was wrong, you would have that … Continued

About Jennifer Hope

I am a wife and mother of 3 that has battled mental illness my whole life. With a recent diagnosis of Borderline Personality disorder I am writing and talking about what it means to live with mental illness and specifically my own and to be diagnosed (finally) later life.


My Lifetime Battle with Suicide

*Possible trigger warning as this topic is suicide. Please be aware.* I strongly believe that the topic of suicide is still so stigmatized and taboo that it stays in the dark leaving no safe place for discussion and understanding. The only way to break this cycle of mouths closed is to open wide and share … Continued

About Jennifer Hope

I am a wife and mother of 3 that has battled mental illness my whole life. With a recent diagnosis of Borderline Personality disorder I am writing and talking about what it means to live with mental illness and specifically my own and to be diagnosed (finally) later life.


BPD and Motherhood — If I can do it so can you!

Nothing has been more gratifying and fulfilling as being a mother. I love my kids, I am proud and frankly honored I’ve been blessed with the chance to raise them. All 3 of my kids are amazing ( says every mother ever ) they are smart and talented and every day make me proud (again … Continued

About Jennifer Hope

I am a wife and mother of 3 that has battled mental illness my whole life. With a recent diagnosis of Borderline Personality disorder I am writing and talking about what it means to live with mental illness and specifically my own and to be diagnosed (finally) later life.