This research investigated the experiences of women with lived experiences of being diagnosed or labelled with BPD in the ACT and the experiences of service providers who helped and supported them. It was in this forum that concerns were raised about reports of refusal of service, discriminatory treatment, stigma and lack of access to appropriate support services. To the best of the authors’ knowledge, this is the first research to explore the lived experiences of women with BPD in the ACT. The key themes from the research were: Understanding of BPD Locating Information and Resources Stigma Barriers to Recovery Pathways to Recovery.

Not a Label. More than a Diagnosis – Borderline Personality Disorder – Exploring the Lived Experiences of ACT Women and Service Providers

Not a Label. More than a Diagnosis – Borderline Personality Disorder – Exploring the Lived Experiences of ACT Women and Service Providers