Because of this, BPD is recognised as a controversial diagnosis by some in the medical profession and by those with the diagnosis themselves. Mind
, one of the UK's leading charities for mental health care acknowledges these controversies clearly on their BPD support page, noting that the diagnosis ‘doesn’t take social context into enough account’ and that ‘’experiencing stigma and discrimination, like racism sexism, homophobia, biphobia or transphobia’ can have an impact on mental wellbeing. So, I happen to experience racism from a young age and now it’s my
personality which must be disordered? That hardly seems fair. If BPD is more common in marginalised identities, and those who have experienced some sort of childhood trauma (of which racial trauma should be considered) should BPD symptoms always be approached as evidence of a disordered personality, or might it be beneficial to see it as a psychological response to a disordered society?