“On The Borderline” is an ongoing photography project that aims to help promote awareness of Borderline Personality Disorder.
“You know my name, not my story. You’ve heard what I’ve done, but not what I’ve been through.” (Jonathan Anthony Burkett)
1 in 4 people have a mental health problem and an estimated 2% of the population has BPD, most of whom are women. BPD is thought to be caused by a combination of biological, social and environmental factors. It is manifested by a pervasive pattern of unstable interpersonal relationships, unstable self-image and marked impulsivity.
People with BPD often fear being abandoned; have chronic feelings of emptiness; mood instability; identity disturbance; impulsivity; self-damaging behavior such as self harm; suicidality and stress related paranoia and dissociation.
People with BPD often either feel complete disinterest or extreme passion about everything and things are all either black or white.