A NEW support line for people with a form of mental illness will be launched at the end of August by a Huddersfield sufferer.
Joshua Cole, 22, of Bradley, has borderline personality disorder (BPD).
Borderline personalities are prone to mood swings and erratic behaviours.
The disorder tends to affect young people and some of the traits of BPD are considered to be fairly normal behaviour for adolescents and teenagers.
Joshua launched a website earlier this year for people with the disorder.
He is now in the process of setting up a support line so that sufferers can speak to someone else with the same problem.
Joshua, a student at Huddersfield Technical College said: "People with BPD are so isolated because they are hard to get on with and hard to deal with.
"When people ring the support line they will be able to speak to people who have been through it themselves."
A telephone helpline has also been set up. The phone number will be announced later this month.
Volunteers are wanted to help with the support line and a support group may be set up in Huddersfield at a later date.
Joshua's website has been improved and expanded with the help of sponsors.
The site gives a wealth of information on BPD and related issues such as practical support, the Mental Health Act, and medication.
The site can be found at www.bpdworld.org
* Borderline Personalities are impulsive and prone to mood swings and erratic behaviour. They are easily depressed and tend to class things in black and white terms.
* Intense emotional turmoil seems to be much the way of life for sufferers.
* It can also create high levels of frustration and low levels of tolerance, which can often lead to verbal, and sometimes physical, outbursts of aggression.