Ashley's Story


On November 1, 2018 Ashley Alexandria Boca lost her battle with Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) and died by suicide weeks before her 32nd birthday. She sought help multiple times from a host of organizations and healthcare professionals but was unable to find a treatment that worked for her.

Ashley was among other things a sensitive soul, gifted student and artist, avid reader, talented dancer, and a web developer. She loved animals and children.

Ashley Boca and her mother, Diane Boca

A Mother Reflects

“At times, we walk on eggshells in fear no matter what we say or do will be the wrong thing and trigger an outburst. Pained and paralyzed not knowing how to help; as your loved one is misdiagnosed, added to yet another wait list or presents well and is told ‘you don’t qualify’ or ‘There are others worse off’ ”

- Diane Boca

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