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Jennifer Agnew & Borderline Personality Disorder


“I was given this illness for some reason so I have no shame in it and if someone ever asks me, I will be the first one to tell them that I have a mental illness and that I am in recovery from it.” —Jennifer Agnew

“When I go out into a social environment, it means a lot of anxiety . . . I’m getting better at it but it’s still very difficult.” —Jennifer Agnew


“There is hope. Don’t give up.” —Jennifer Agnew




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  1. liz kohlenberg

    wow! i loved hearing you tell this story, jennifer. You are wonderful!

    • Jennifer

      Thanks Liz,
      I am very lucky to have a wonderful family who never gave up and a wonderful therapist who I can connect with

  2. Stephanie Pires

    This is such an important story and you told it really well. Thank you so much.

    • Jennifer

      Thank you Stephanie,
      I am very pashionate about getting it out there because it is very misunderstood and misdiagnosed illness because it is not technically considered a mental illness because it has to do with the way you think. I think it is a very cruel illness but as I said in the video I truly believe God gave it to me for a reason

  3. Frances

    I always knew you were a strong delightful person. Keep up the good work

  4. Elizabeth

    Jennifer, Thank you for sharing your story. It was very courageous of you. All my life I have worked with people with mental illness and other disabilities. They and you inspire me.

  5. Allie

    Thank you Jennifer for sharing your story. I saw a lot of myself in your story. I have trouble being in the public @ times & always feel like people are staring or talking about me.. It’s horrible. I have tons of fears…& impulsive behaviors. I feel as if I diagnosed myself… I’ve never spoken to a Dr. about it.. But I feel @ almost 40 maybe I should. Your story is so inspirational to me…and it makes me feel like there is hope in my future. Thank you again for sharing your story. God Bless.

  6. Evelyn Maille

    Jennifer What a truly wonderful person you are. I, for one, am very proud of you! you have made such great progress. You are a special lady. Keep up the good work! We are starting to understand a little each day. We need more understanding of this illness!

  7. maureen

    Jen, I am so proud of you! You continue to give hope and strength to those around you!

  8. Laurie

    You are an amazing woman, Jen. Keep on being who you are. I see a bit myself in you, also undiagnosed and self medicating for years, then diagnosed with a dozen or so conditions. Little did anyone know what was really going on. <3