Living with borderline personality disorder

Nada Darwish, The American University in Cairo

Description or Abstract

This audio documentary is 7:59 in length, that discusses the life of a person who has a mental illness, and that it is something that no one has control over, yet is seen as a stigma. in this audio documentary, this mental illness is discussed thoroughly with patients who are diagnosed with it, and suffer from its symptoms on a daily basis. as well as a psychology professor who draws a professional point of view upon what is borderline personality disorder and how to deal with such an illness. Interviewees are professor Marwa Hussein, Nour Zakria and Adham Sherif. The #AUCdiaries project is an oral history project that documents the life of the AUC community. The project was initiated by Kim Fox in the Department of Journalism and Mass Communication (JRMC) along with Hoda Mostafa, Maha Bali and Nadine Aboulmagd, all from the Center for Learning and Teaching (CLT). The bulk of the content that was created for the #AUCdiaries podcasts was completed by students as part of AUC courses. As such, this is both a digital pedagogy project, since students learn while producing, and a digital scholarship project, since the output is considered to be digital scholarship.