A Monologue Film for BPD - "I Am Borderline: Self-Regulation Project" Favorite 



Mar 1 2016


Los Anegeles

This beautiful short film present a monologue of person living with BPD, leading the audience to experience and explore their inner voice. BPD is a serious and prevalent (1 in 15 person) mental illness. However, of the major mental illnesses, individuals with borderline personality disorder (BPD) are perhaps among the most stigmatized.
It was made for the Self-Regulation Project, whose mission is to create personal growth through increasing emotion regulation skills and self-understanding. It beautifully illustrates many of the daily struggles and triggers for those living with this diagnosis. The short film highlights common thoughts, emotions, and behaviors associated with borderline personality disorder. Take a look here to increase your knowledge about borderline personality disorder.
You can watch the film here: https://artwithimpact.org/film/i-am-borderline-self-regulation-project/
About the director
Betsy Usher is a psychotherapist at Wright Institute Los Angeles. This is Betsy's directorial debut. Together with cinematographer Thom Kuo, Betsy created I Am Borderline on zero budget, recruiting the help of individuals who--like herself-- want to effect positive change in the mental health community. In her interview, she talked about the reason why she wants to create the film: "I made this film because I wanted to reach people with borderline personality disorder (bpd) who are alone, confused, and looking for hope and validation. I am a psychologist who works with bpd and have people with bpd in my personal life. People with bpd are extremely stigmatized and misunderstood. There are little to no films on understanding bpd through the eyes of someone with this experience. The other goal of the film was for the audience to better understand their loved ones."

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How does this project help?

Timeframe For change

This award winning, and powerful five minute short film aims to reduce stigma about borderline personality disorder through spreading awareness. Its goal is to help explain what it feels like to have Borderline Personality Disorder. The other goal of the film was for the audience to better understand their loved ones.