Have you noticed that there are many celebrities who have gone public about their struggles with, for example, depression, but none who have identified themselves as having BPD? It's not surprising; BPD is relatively unknown, and most people who do know about BPD are misinformed.
I wonder whether this may change soon, though. There are now so many advocates for people with BPD who have "come out" as BPD in recent years. Kiera Van Gelder, author of "Buddha and the Borderline: My Recovery from Borderline Personality Disorder" wrote about this topic in a recent blog post. With scores of advocates online and in print, is it possible that BPD is about to break down the barriers of stigma?