AWI Sanctuary Space presents: My Mental Health Story (Borderline Personality Disorder)

An ongoing Continued Connections program that creates virtual spaces for people to connect at the intersection of art and mental health.

“My Mental Health Story: Borderline Personality Disorder” is a special Sanctuary Space that was hosted by Art With Impact on May 26, 2022 during BPD Awareness Month. We were joined by artists, writers and mental health advocates Miranda Newman and Camille Alizadeh to watch short films about mental health, share lived experiences with borderline personality disorder, swap mental wellness tips, and co-create a stigma-free world.

Want to skip the intro? Skip to timestamp 19:20 to jump to where special guests come on camera

Featured National Resources:

Crisis Text Line
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
Trans Lifeline
The Trevor Project
Black Emotional and Mental Health Collective (BEAM)
Black Mental Health Alliance
Learn how to support someone else’s mental health: Be There Certificate

More resources on Borderline Personality Disorder:

NAMI: Borderline Personality Disorder Info
Healing from BPD Support
Borderline in the ACT
Marsha Linehan’s DBT Skills Training Worksheets
For families with loved ones with BPD: National Education Alliance for Borderline Personality Disorder (NEABPD)

Special Guests:
Miranda Newman
Camille Alizadeh – (Lived Collective)

Other artists featured:
Allis Chang (Photography)
James Flux (Poetry + Book)

Other videos screened or mentioned:
Note: Short AWI films screened at event are listed at bottom of this page.
3-minute mindfulness meditation for clarity
Being Ida (Documentary)

*Tips and guidelines for watching these films alone or with friends


Date:May 26, 2022
Time:12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Workshop Evaluation

Click here to download a summary of the post-workshop evaluations.
88% of participants felt the event created awareness of mental health issues
88% of participants gained new tools to support their own wellness
88% of participants made a meaningful connection with other people who share similar values
I feel slightly more hopeful that there are people out there that want to help and understand those living with BPD. "
-Sanctuary Space attendee

Films Screened

Films screened and discussed at this workshop

Crooked Beauty
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Mental Health Services Oversight and Accountability Commission The MHSOAC provides vision and leadership, in collaboration with clients, their family members, and underserved communities, to ensure Californians understand mental health is essential to overall health. MHSOAC holds public mental health systems accountable, provides oversight for eliminating disparities; promotes wellness, recovery and resiliency; and ensures positive outcomes for individuals living with serious mental illness and their families.