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Why we don’t say “committed suicide” and what you can say instead.

<p>Why we don’t say “committed suicide” and what you can say instead.</p>
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Does this sound like BPD?

<p>Does this sound like <a href="https://themighty.com/topic/borderline-personality-disorder/?label=BPD" class="tm-embed-link  tm-autolink health-map" data-id="5b23ce6700553f33fe98e87d" data-name="BPD" title="BPD" target="_blank">BPD</a>?</p>
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BPD Stigma: Amber Heard Part 2

<p><a href="https://themighty.com/topic/borderline-personality-disorder/?label=BPD" class="tm-embed-link  tm-autolink health-map" data-id="5b23ce6700553f33fe98e87d" data-name="BPD" title="BPD" target="_blank">BPD</a> Stigma: Amber Heard Part 2</p>
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BPD Stigma: Amber Heard

A thought struck me yesterday. In light of this Depp v. Heard trial, where Amber Heard was diagnosed with both BPD and HPD, even though BPD is already highly stigmatized Amber Heard just added fuel to the fire. Now, I'm concerned that if I tell someone I have BPD they will equate me with someone so crazy and abusive as her.

#Borderline #BPD #Histrionic #HPD #JohnnyDepp #AmberHeard #MentalHealthStigma

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This was a comment to a post I put in a Facebook group for abuse victims. I don't post my whole story because it's looooooong, there are a huge number of details, and I don't feel like typing all of that everytime I need support. Besides, no one ever really understands. I get judged, blamed, and it's all turned on me. I don't understand this, especially in groups for people suffering from abuse. I'm in an emotionally and mentally abusive relationship and can't leave. I mentioned I needed to see my cats, which aren't with me, because we're stuck in a motel, to explain why she mentions my cats. More about the situation with my cats, and the whole situation, is in some of my previous posts here. I have OCD, panic disorder, and depression, plus physical disabilities. I'm not lazy. I've cleaned, cooked, and done other household chores in the house we lived in and apartments before that. I've gotten worse, both mentally and physically. She doesn't know me, but she immediately seemed accusatory. My boyfriend had told me Saturday he was going to do laundry, but later claimed he said he'd do it when he got around to it. He told me he'd do it that day. He has money to do it: I don't. He did laundry yesterday. I got upset when I came back Saturday to find he hadn't, because I had no shirts left, had planned to go out, and I was going to visit my cats. Here's her latest comment, which is highly misinformed and hostile:

You have to visit your cats. Are you kidding? You claim he was supposed to do laundry. Nobody does laundry. All you have to do is put the clothes in the washing machine and the machine does the work. Then all you have to do is put the wet laundry in the dryer and the machine does the work. Then all you have to do is take the dry clothes out of the dryer and either fold your clothes or hang them up. Seems to me you're extremely lazy and come up with excuses.

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I have a lot I want to say, but I'm exhausted, so I'm just going to get a little off my chest. I really hate how some people treat the mentally ill.

Today, at a restaurant I went to, the host talked to me like a child. She always does, but today was probably the worst she's ever been.

She asked why I came there that day (Saturday), which is a busy day, like it was a bad decision and I was a problem. I was hungry for their fish!

I told her while I was there, I was going to buy some of their reusable bags. "Why are you going to do that?" she asked. I know these sound like regular comments and questions, but you have to hear the tone of her voice and her demeanor. NJ is banning plastic bags next month, and the restaurant store has a nice selection of designs at three for $5, so my main reason for going was to buy some bags. When I told her, wondering why I needed to explain this; I'm pretty sure she'd be aware. Even the new worker standing there all this time looked at her and shyly answered the same thing I said. The host said, "That's right!" Finally, she took me to be seated.

I really hate being spoken to as if I were a child. I know I'm weird, I know I have some childlike qualities because of trauma, and I know it doesn't help that I'm short, but I'm not a child, and I discuss adult topics often.

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The Power of Your Story

<p>The Power of Your Story</p>