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Hannah Galliers has navigated through her journey with Borderline Personality Disorder, known in the United Kingdom as Emotionally Unstable Personality Disorder (EUPD). Although Hannah’s official diagnosis with BPD was recent, she has been on a healing journey through meditation and mindfulness practices and other therapies for several years. As with many people with BPD, she grew up in a broken environment where she was not allowed to process emotion. In college, she faced recovery from sexual assault, and shortly after, one of her best friends passed away. The realization that the path she was walking might lead to her death, pushed her to seek support for her mental health.

It has taken years for Hannah to finally receive the official diagnosis of Borderline Personality Disorder. Her upbeat demeanor and lack of skills to recognize and communicate her feelings kept the depth of her struggle from being recognized by both herself and the professionals she interacted with. Finally, when she got in to see a psychiatrist about a possible ADHD diagnosis, that doctor redirected her to BPD. Unfortunately, the best-known treatment for this disorder (DBT) is not readily available in England, so Hannah has not yet begun that course. The practices that have served her best in coping with BPD have been placing consistent structure in her day, reflecting on her long-term progress, and keeping her mindset open and positive.

Hannah started this journey without a lot of support, but as she has chosen to be open about her struggles and work hard to feel better, she found the love of her life. She and her partner Michael, have a baby and a home and will soon be married. Michael has been very patient with her and been able to recognize when the illness is talking and not his beloved Hannah. Together, they navigated through pregnancy that was made more difficult not only by BPD but also COVID lockdown. Before Michael, she had typical experiences with romantic relationships: the ups and downs, emotional breakups, and instability… but today, there is hope. People like Michael do exist out there, who are willing to communicate, take everything with a grain of salt and a pound of patience, and to keep their loved one with BPD accountable to do what they need to feel better.

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“Everything that I’ve been through has led me to this moment, and everything I have now, I’m very grateful for, and I wouldn’t change it for anything.” @HannahLucyGalliers @MatanaJacobs #HopetoRecharge

“Part of my recovery is owning my truth and accepting it rather than just ignoring what’s going on”. @HannahLucyGalliers @MatanaJacobs #HopetoRecharge

“It’s all bad stories. All you hear is about how, the people who are really ill and really need help, all you hear is about how they’re manipulative and trying to seek attention, when, actually, coming through my eyes, they just want to be loved half the time, and they just haven’t really received that in their life” @HannahLucyGalliers @MatanaJacobs #HopetoRecharge

“If you only love yourself 10%, if someone loves you 20%, that seems amazing. But if you love yourself 100%, someone’s really gotta get up there to be amazing. And don’t settle because you’re worth so much more”. @HannahLucyGalliers @MatanaJacobs #HopetoRecharge


Topics Discussed:

  • Borderline Personality Disorder (Emotionally Unstable
  • Personality Disorder)
  • The struggle to be diagnosed and find treatment
  • Romantic relationships with BPD
  • Pregnancy with BPD


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