Should I Live, Should I Die?
Understanding Borderline Personality DisorderStreaming Video - 2010
Originally thought to be situated at the "borderline" of psychosis, borderline personality disorder is a condition affecting emotion regulation. This program opens a window of understanding into the excruciating reality of life with BPD by examining the experiences of Rachael and Maria. "My plan was to be dead by 30," says Rachael. Hers is a rocky road that has included sexual abuse, self-harm, attempted suicide, and a period of institutionalization-but dialectical behavior therapy, a supportive mother, and a loving boyfriend have enabled her to stabilize and look forward to a happier future. Maria too struggled with BPD even as she fought to raise awareness of the illness, but at 53 she succumbed to anguish and despair and immolated herself. Two women, two outcomes, and one question repeatedly faced: should I live, should I die?
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, , c2004
Characteristics: 1 streaming video file (43 min.) : sd., col., digital file