Karla Cornejo Villavicencio shot to fame when she wrote an essay about being an undocumented student at Harvard. But instead of book deals, she looked for more meaning in writing and exploring her identity. Along the way, she learned more about herself and tells Diane how the correct diagnoses, therapy, strict personal boundaries, and self-acceptance have all changed her life for the better.
If you are having thoughts of suicide, call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline in the United States at 1-800-273-8255 (TALK). You can find a list of additional resources at SpeakingOfSuicide.com/resources.
More information on borderline personality disorder here: https://www.borderlinepersonalitydisorder.org/consumer-recovery-resources/
Learn about DBT therapy here: https://www.onlinedbtcourses.com/
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