Through their initial connection and Klein's openness about her diagnosis and daily struggles, she let Busch into her home over the course of a year to document through photographs her story and journey with BPD, as well as to demonstrate the impact on her family and their unconditional love and support for her.
Through the photographs both Klein and Busch hope to combat the stigma around mental illness, increases support and treatment services for those with personality disorders, and provide a sense of hope for others who are sharing a similar experience. As Busch wrote on his website, "Angela’s story is one common to many Americans, and an example of how fragile anyone’s world can become when stricken by mental illness."
"While borderline personality disorder is still a daily struggle for Klein, her emotional range also helps her to empathize and connect with others. During a drive with Busch in the car, Klein was moved to tears after hearing an emotional story on the radio about human trafficking.
'Angela doesn't let go of her empathy when she hears about the struggles of others; she connects to it and to them,' Busch said. 'Her emotional range can go from self-destructive to engaging and compassionate.'"
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