AWI Short Film Competition

I Am Borderline: Self-Regulation Project

This is a film was created for the Wright Institute Los Angeles: Self-Regulation Project. It’s goal is to help explain what it feels like to have Borderline Personality Disorder.


Content heads up: borderline personality disorder, depression, ideation of self-harm by cutting

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Director: Betsy Usher

Betsy Usher is a psychotherapist at Wright Institute Los Angeles. This is Betsy's directorial debut. Together with cinematographer Thom Kuo, Betsy created I Am Borderline on zero budget, recruiting the help of individuals who--like herself-- want to effect positive change in the mental health community.

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Borderline Personality Disorder

Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) causes dramatic changes in someone’s moods, behaviors and relationships. Often, people with BPD have a strong desire to be close with...


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