Validation

Validation

Borderline personality disorder (BPD) is an often complex mental health disorder marked by difficulty in emotion regulation and impulse control which impacts both the individual and the people in their lives. Fortunately, there is treatment for BPD: dialectical behaviour therapy (DBT), a specialized psychosocial intervention that has been well-supported in its effectiveness for treating BPD. As seen in this watercolour painting by artist Emiko Venlet, self-validation is an important skill to learn to cultivate and practice, highlighted in DBT. It helps with self-acceptance and in coping with the emotional pain common in people with BPD.

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Image Credits:
Feature Image: Giulia Bertelli, on Unsplash, Creative Commons
Body Image: Emiko Venlet, on Instagram, Public Domain