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Borderline Personality Disorder (cont.)

Self-Care at Home

Individuals who suffer from BPD can take steps to help their own progress in mental health treatment. Rearranging their schedule such that they are able to attend psychotherapy sessions regularly over a long period of time is key to making progress in a timely way. Promoting their own healthy lifestyle may also include minimizing any access they have to weapons or other dangerous household items so they may be less likely to act on self-injurious, suicidal, or homicidal urges when they occur. That may include entrusting medication supplies to a trusted adult in the household to decrease the opportunity for overdose. Daily steps that people with BPD can take to further promote healthy living include avoiding states of physical depletion. Maintaining good nutrition, regular exercise, and adequate sleep, as well as learning and using stress-management techniques are examples of such steps.

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