Hurray !! Borderline Personality Disorder is finally getting some governmental attention.
On April 1, 2008, the U. S. House of Representatives voted 414-0 to adopt H. Res. 1005, a resolution supporting the goals and ideals of Borderline Personality Disorder Awareness Month.
The resolution, introduced by Representative Thomas Davis (R-VA), expresses the sense of the House that May should be designated as Borderline Personality Disorder Awareness Month.
Representative Davis said, "Mental health professionals have recognized this disease since 1980, yet it continues to lag far behind other psychiatric disorders of similar prevalence in research, treatment options and family education. Raising awareness of this disease is an important first step toward getting the recognition and research dollars that, hopefully, can help future victims and their families avoid the enormous suffering this disease causes now."
Of course, this is only one branch of our government, but it's a step in the right direction.
It's time for Borderline Personality Disorder to come out of the closet.
What do you think about this governmental action? Will it do any good? What needs to be done next?