Can I be declared to have a mental illness disability for borderline personality disorder in tennessee?

You should not. Borderline personality disorder is not a disability, but it can interfere with life functions. You should seek the care of a skilled psychiatrist for proper treatment to optimize your ability to work and function in life.
SSI for Borderline. Please refer to my answer above for disability.

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Can I get a mental illness disability for borderline personality disorder?

It's possible. The criteria for mental illness disability is set by the state. Generally any disability must be severe enough to impair various life functions (work, school, relationships). Borderline personality disorder, when left untreated, can be quite debilitating to ones life functioning. One has to go through disability evaluation process. Read more...
If impaired. On a field of one to ten, if you are over 50% impaired in your life, you may qualify. Generally, disability if difficult to get, applications are generally rejected initially, then disability lawyers have to be involved. Your psychiatrist will need to support you in the process. Read more...
Disability in BPD. Not necessarily, unless the illness has resulted in multiple hospitalizations & limited response to treatment, as well as significant interference with ability to care for self, work, attend to daily living needs & social skills. Read more...

Help please! Is borderline personality disorder a serious mental illness?

Borderline. Yes, it certainly is. Intense fear of abandonment, being manipulative, impulsivity, a tendency to think of people and things in all good or all bad terms, self mutilating behaviors, drug and alcohol abuse, sexual impulsivity, a profoundly disturb sense of self, and extreme emotional volatility. Read more...

Help please! Is borderline personality disorder considered a mental illness?

Borderline. Is a personality disorder characterised by severe mood fluctuations, chaotic unstable interpersonal relationships, disturbed identity & self-image, chronic feelings of emptiness, impulsivity, chronic recurrent suicidal behaviors, transient paranoea or dissociation, & inability to control anger. It is classified as mental illness under cluster b personality disorders. Read more...

Can fear of abandonment be manifested as a key symptom in other mental illness besides borderline personality disorder?

Fear of abandonment. is not unique to Borderline Personality Disorder which includes a pattern of unstable intense relationships, distorted self-image, extreme emotions and impulsiveness. It may occur in otherwise healthy individuals or in individuals who are anxious and/or depressed. Develop emotional self-reliance, positive self-esteem, self-confidence and realistic relationships. Therapy can help. Best regards. Read more...

Can mental illness's such as bi-polar disorder, ADHD and borderline personality disorder cause a person to burnout faster than others?

Of course . Especially if the symptoms are not stabilized. Read more...
If untreated... All mental health problems can cause a person to "burn out" faster if gone untreated, especially those you listed. The above mental health problems have symptoms realted to hyperactivity and mood libility, which cause other problems such as fatigue etc (aka, burn out). I suggest one seeks proper mental health treatment for any and all mental health problems. Read more...

Can lack of oxygen at birth cause a mental illness such as borderline personality disorder?

No. Not BPD. No. There have been no study to date showing any correlation between lack of oxygen at birth and bpd. Developmental delays and some progressive developmental disorders, on the other hand, have had some data. Read more...