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Name: Rachael Johnston
Age: 23
Year of the Fix: 2014
Location: Warrington, Cheshire
Campaign: To challenge the stigma of borderline personality disorder (BPD)

I was diagnosed with borderline personality disorder (BPD) at the age of 19.


It’s a condition which causes me to experience a range of emotions, including severe mood swings, anger and paranoia.


Sadly, I feel that it’s an illness which is widely misunderstood by many who often aren’t aware of how debilitating it can be.


Therefore, my team and I are working with Fixers to shed some light on BPD - a serious mental health condition that affects people in different ways.


I hope our campaign will stamp out the stigma around BPD and show others like myself that they don’t need to be ashamed and hide away.

Here is a list of Fixers helping me with my Fix: 


Amy Millington Jessica Scotson
Andy Creek Jessica White
Ashlee Brown Josh Maskell
Bethany Steventon-Crinks Klaudice Moenas
Chloe Blunden Leah Croft
Codi Jones Louis Allan
Daniel Appleton Louise Kershaw
Elliot Corner Nathan Cleary
Francesca Foy Scot Marshall
Hannah Pinnington Stanley Horan
Holly Waters Vicky Seal
Jack Lunskey  

Matt Bowen, University of Chester

Mr Bowen is a Senior Lecturer in Mental Health and Learning Disabilities at the University of Chester. He supported our Fix by providing an interview for the broadcast story.


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