"There are a lot of words that I find really unacceptable being thrown around when it comes to BPD, not only by the general public but actually in the psychiatric field itself," she says.
"I often hear things like manipulative, attention seeking – those are the worst – and then there's over-reactive, drama queen, and so on." They're words Lottie is also all too familiar with; she's heard them from friends and health professionals alike.
Let them tell you what it's like to be in their head for the day.
Don't judge or jump to conclusions, and make sure it's done on their terms, at their own pace.
Many people haven't even told their parents." To be diagnosed, you have to fulfil at least five of the nine criteria for BPD.