Despite the leaps and bounds the field has made, in large part due to the life work of people like Marsha Linehan, I am still disappointed (and concerned) by the prevalent judgement and emotion dysregulation that persists among healthcare practitioners when they hear the term borderline personality disorder (BPD). Eyes roll, sighs suddenly...

I went to see The Joker last night. It was an extraordinary film to watch, a profound depiction of Arthur Fleck’s severe mental illness played by Joaquin Phoneix, and a disturbing illustration of society’s rejection of what we don’t understand. With unabashed expertise, Phoneix adeptly exposes the gradual erosion of Arthur Fleck’s psyche.  A young...