Category Archives: The Mighty

So I Changed the Name – why?

Because. Because the whole idea of avoiding showers, while novel, seems to imply that we all would smell. The more I’ve thought about it, the more I’ve disliked the name and what it may imply. This might sound like I … Continue reading

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My intro in this week’s BPD Newsletter in The Mighty

Borderline Personality Disorder • April 17, 2018 A Photo Series About My Life With BPD The Unexpected Habit My Therapist Connected to My BPD 17 ‘Impulsive’ Things People Don’t Realize You’re Doing Because of BPD Community Announcement: Hey BPD fam! Borderline … Continue reading

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Nobody’s Hero

I recently connected on Facebook with another person with Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD). I had a knee jerk, judgmental reaction to what she wrote (yes, that’s so BPD) and she read it and politely called me on it. That incident … Continue reading

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Old Crazy Writers Never Die . . .

I may submit further articles to The Mighty if I find what I call ‘universal subjects’ on Borderline Personality Disorder that haven’t already been covered to death by other writers. The last submission of mine wasn’t exactly greeted with great … Continue reading

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Hey kid, don’t get a ‘big head’

I read this article in The Mighty: 21 ‘Harmless’ Comments People Heard Growing Up That Affect Their Mental Health Now by Juliette Virzi. Of the 21, I recognized several that were used on me. Many of the 21 are real … Continue reading

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How I Finally Received My Borderline Personality Disorder Diagnosis After 40 Years

My latest story has appeared on The Mighty (below). They wanted stories of how we came to our BPD diagnosis. In my case, it took a long time. FEBRUARY 5, 2018 Keith Gottschalk Contributor • 51 followers Follow Me Borderline Personality Disorder … Continue reading

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How I’m Doing Resolutions Differently as Someone With Borderline Personality Disorder (my latest column in The Mighty)

I believe trying to make New Year’s resolutions when you deal with any mental illness is tough; it can be especially tough for people with personality disorders like borderline personality disorder (BPD).What does the person with BPD want? Some of us may want any … Continue reading

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