Hey all it’s your girl Shan,
I’m on a roll lately with posting on my blog. (Can I get a high five for this?)
Today post is going to be an information post. As I want everyone to know what this illness is and what symptoms you portray if you have this illness. This illness is very stigmatised in the world. Also I haven’t found that much information about this on social media as it’s not talked about a lot. So I want to make a change about this.
I have suspected BPD (Borderline Personality Disorder). It takes a while to get the right diagnoses.
What is BPD?
Also known as Emotionally Unstable Personality Disorder (EUPD)
Borderline Personality Disorder is a disorder of the mood and how a person interacts with others. It’s the most commonly recognised personality disorder. – NHS Website.
The symptoms of BPD.
- Emotional instability.
- Intense but unstable relationships with others.
- Impulsive behaviour.
- Self harming.
- Fear of abandonment.
- Unstable self image.
- Chronic feelings of emptiness.
- Explosive anger.
Treatments for BPD-
- Art Therapies.
- Medication. (Works with other mental illnesses and symptoms of BPD)
The stigma what is attached to this illness is awful.. These are some of the things what some people have told me when you tell them you have a personality disorder.
- You must be crazy then if you have a personality disorder?
- Why can’t you just be normal?
- Are you tapped in the head then?
- You must have so many personalities?
- Put her away.
- Only women have BPD.
- Bad parenting is to blamed if you have BPD.
- People with BPD must be a nightmare to live with.
- People with BPD only want attention.
- People with BPD are manipulative.
- BPD and Bipolar are just the same disorder.
BPD isn’t anyone fault.
Just so you know, it’s okay not to be okay you know, even the happiest person in the universe has their bad days. You can get through this dark hole. I believe in you.
You are loved. You are worth the fight. You are more than your illnesses, you can fight this I believe in you. You are flawless. You are fabulous. You aren’t alone. You are amazing and I’m proud of you all.
You can beat these thoughts. I believe in you. I will always be there for you even if it’s on the internet or email or even in person one day. You are loved. You are needed in this world because you are YOU. You are badass for battling mental illness daily. I care about every single one of you. You are more than enough. You don’t need to please anyone else. God Bless x
Here is some numbers to contact if you are expierencing a mental health crisis:
Samaritians- For everyone! 24 hours, 7 days a week:
Call this number – 116 123
Email address is Jo@samaritans.org
Campaign Against Living Miserably (CALM) – For Men! 5pm to midnight every day.
Call this number: 0800 58 58 58
Webpage chat room if you don’t want to phone the link is: Webpage Chat
Papyrus- For people under 35! Monday to Friday 10am to 10pm. Weekends 2pm to 10pm. Bank Holidays 2pm to 5pm.
Phone number: 0800 068 41 41
Text Number: 07786 209697
Childline- For children and young people under 19.
Call 0800 1111 (Number won’t show up on your phone bill)
The Silver Line- For older people
Call: 0800 4 70 80 90
In the US: Call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255 or the National Hopeline Network at 1-800-784-2433
In Austraila- Call Lifeline Austraila at 13 11 14
Other places you could go or ring in a crisis in UK:
- Call your GP- Ask for an emergency appointment.
- Call 111 – Out of hours- They will help you find the support and help you need.
- Contact your mental health crisis team if you have one.
Love, Shannon Diana xx
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