Ironically, it is clear that improving attitudes and behaviors of Clinicians surrounding BPD could potentially have the greatest and most positive impact on stigma. A lack of understanding of the disorder or knowing how to treat people with BPD, has resulted in the use of derogatory terms and negative attitudes that have exacerbated stigma.
It is up to Clinicians themselves to undo the damage that has been done. These are compelling thoughts that can be potentially freeing and empowering for BPD patients and informative to Clinicians and Families.
Take a listen.