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    Does anyone feel stigmatized and is having a hard time accepting that they have a personality disorder? A lot of people assume that I have DID but I have #BorderlinePersonalityDisorder which is totally different. I know the symptoms but I was wondering how you coped with the diagnosis?

    #PersonalityDisorders

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    What advice do you have for someone who is newly diagnosed with BPD?

    <p>What advice do you have for someone who is newly diagnosed with BPD?</p>
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    How does BPD affect your work or school performance?

    <p>How does <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> affect your work or school performance?</p>
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    Lauren E.

    UK Mental Health Services Are Failing Those With Mental Illness

    “What is it you want us to do for you?” enquired the Accident and Emergency (A&E) mental health nurse, before sending me home at 5 am with a crisis leaflet and a whole lack of support. I’d been taken there by the police that night, who seemed shocked that I didn’t want to go to A&E following my last experience three years prior. That’s because when I was 17, in mid-2020 lockdown I had to sit alone all night in the waiting area following an overdose. After many hours, the crisis team arrived. They gave me the number of Samaritans and asked me: “Don’t you feel guilty for doing this to your parents?” Luckily, due to my age I was also referred to the CAMHS (Children and Adolescent Mental Health Services) and skipped the wait list that thousands of children and young people wait months on. Yet had I been just a year older, I likely would’ve walked away with nothing. No referral, no support. This reality can mark the difference in mental health treatment for someone turning 18 the day they arrive to hospital in comparison to the treatment they’d receive just a few hours prior. It seems unfathomable that a few hours difference can decide whether a young, mentally ill person is given the support they deserve. Nowadays, people are left to discover resources on their own, a difficult feat for those less media-savvy. In my own research, I found a local Personality Disorder (PD) Hub (designated for those also with a diagnosis of borderline personality disorder (BPD) or others in the same (PD) category), in which I discovered their Personality Disorder Case Management Team of four nurses, offering 100 weeks of intensive case management, which includes regular reviews with a community psychiatrist. On paper, it sounds like a progressive and helpful alternative to inpatient to those struggling with their mental illness on a day-to-day basis who don’t find themselves in a constant crisis, however the management targets those with a personality disorders who “present with the most complexity and who use local resources most intensively.” It seems as though many of the resources given to those with mental illness vary between either basic emotional support such as the Samaritans, which doesn’t regard the complexities of more difficult or unknown disorders nor often have the capacity to help effectively, or crisis teams and services only offered if you’re one of the most unwell with your condition. The better funded resources fit into one of these categories, which leaves those mentally ill people struggling on a daily basis to be pushed into a point of crisis and end up at A&E, feeling abandoned and desperate. This is avoidable. Those who “use up” local resources will become less well and desperate as they are denied stable and consistent care. How bad as mentally ill people do we need to get to be deemed deserving of proper treatment? The answer lies in an emergency, in which a person is a consistent danger to themselves or others and is needing of inpatient. Yet if you don’t have lots of money or good medical insurance, this too can be a challenge. If you can pay, you can be helped, appears the uncaring message being presented. I was lucky, in that my medical insurance granted me inpatient care at a Priory Group hospital, but the price tag for my fellow patients self-funding their stay racked up to £1000 per day, and many were in there for over a month. A heavy cost to simply stay safe and get better. After being discharged from inpatient, despite the cost of the care, I had to wait over two months before any follow up therapy treatment, though luckily, I had an amazing psychiatrist to keep me somewhat afloat during the transition. However, NICE (National Institute for Health and Care Excellence) advise in their guidelines on inpatient to community transition (NG53) that the mental health service should work with and pointer the patient to community and primary care organizations during the transition and have equal access to services. As with many organizations in the realm of mental health, the ideas and guidelines are promising, but seldom carried out. It is as though I’m reading fiction. Of course, nowadays more government attention and action are being brought about surrounding mental health, but it is important to acknowledge the difference between mental health and mental illness. While both are valid struggles, the former is certainly more of a recent buzzword and comes as less of a challenge to tackle. Much of government legislation is focused on just wellbeing, such as the Tackling Loneliness Action Plan in 2021 and the subsequent online Tackling Loneliness Hub. Whilst these are positive changes, the much more serious picture of those struggling daily with complex psychiatric disorders are left until they’re “bad enough” to need to be treated. Remember that the people you see in public acting in an antisocial manner and brand as “crazy” are often victim of a system with a lack of resources, funding, and attention. We must fight for this to change.

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    I'm new here!

    Hi, my name is Justin. I’m here because I believe this is my calling. I’ve been told that “if I just had more Justin’s in my life ” I would be great! So I’m here to make a positive impact on someone’s life. To hopefully have more Justin’s in this world.

    #MightyTogether #Anxiety #Depression #Migraine #ADHD #Grief #Scars #PersonalityDisorders

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    ACT for C-PTSD?

    <p>ACT for C-PTSD?</p>
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    <p>My Babies Save Me</p>
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    What is your toughest Multiple Health Challenge?

    <p>What is your toughest Multiple Health Challenge?</p>
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    Share an example of something unhelpful or harmful someone has said to you when discussing your BPD.

    <p>Share an example of something unhelpful or harmful someone has said to you when discussing your BPD.</p>
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    Heart full of aches.

    Dear anyone who will listen, I carry a lot of weight, of past mistakes even though I've asked God to take the pain away, forgave but the memories keep me tied, I've tried to come to terms that ill always be on the losing end. I can become close to someone but I don't know how to keep myself from getting attached, getting attached or borderline is described as favorite person or favorite people. its the best feeling in the world for me with the most damaging results. I feel at my best until someone walks away when I've self stabatogized meaningful relationship, meaningful relationships are heavy. so the dilemma become happy and lose the person since I haven't figured out how to keep people I love or try not to become close to others to keep them safe, those results empty, lonely, unhappy. I don't like anything surface level but the deeper you go, the deeper the pain you get, we never know how deep someone's well is, or how filled their bottle is. I've always wished I could take others pain away and carry for them. I've given it to God, I've cried out but it still feels heavy. Rock added upon rock, over the years but none has been reduce yet I try to give my life to help as many people as I can even if they disagree with what I am doing because of a passion on my heart, I feel heavy for those who deal with mental illness or personality disorders I've tried giving Hope others while starting to lose mine. for months I now I feel disconnected from myself, from others, from my purpose, from God, from the close friends I have left. when I'm around people trying to connect they feel a million miles away even when I'm trying my hardest to focus on them. I get triggered over situation, thoughts, feelings, environments, I use to have skin, but my protective layer is thin or non existing, I can't handle much, little things become huge stressors, things I once enjoyed I now have a hard time doing like kayaking, I cry when I kayak by myself, have a hard time doing my odd jobs, I become scared easily and have a hard time staying alive when loneliness kicks in. The person I wanna be is tainted by trauma, by mental illness. I don't want to use them as an excuse but I also know that I can't overcome them either, I've tried and tried again but borderline or bipolar or trauma takes over my brain at any given moment and then I lose piece by piece as I fight them, but here's the things sorrys will only get you so far, promise the same even when progress is made, a disorder rears its ugly head and says my turn but people dont see is the constant fight against it. trying to lessen the damage though the mind is having a hard time thinking rational, but my inner person is screaming inside saying please Don't do this again. my heart aches for every loss. every loss is beautiful, a gentle heart, a generous soul, A heart full of love, a spirit of caregiving, wise counsel, worthy of praise, memories that fill the heart gladness, immeasurable value, tender heart, sweet voices who seek good, role models, Godly. so many things that are loss. yes they can be replaced but their wouldn't be another alike. Dear anyone who will listen, I carry a lot of weight, of past mistakes even though I've asked God to take the pain away, forgave but the memories keep me tied, I've tried to come to terms that ill always be on the losing end. I can become close to someone but I don't know how to keep myself from getting attached, getting attached or borderline is described as favorite person or favorite people. its the best feeling in the world for me with the most damaging results. I feel at my best until someone walks away when I've self stabatogized meaningful relationship, meaningful relationships are heavy. so the dilemma become happy and lose the person since I haven't figured out how to keep people I love or try not to become close to others to keep them safe, those results empty, lonely, unhappy. I don't like anything surface level but the deeper you go, the deeper the pain you get, we never know how deep someone's well is, or how filled their bottle is. I've always wished I could take others pain away and carry for them. I've given it to God, I've cried out but it still feels heavy. Rock added upon rock, over the years but none has been reduce yet I try to give my life to help as many people as I can even if they disagree with what I am doing because of a passion on my heart, I feel heavy for those who deal with mental illness or personality disorders I've tried giving others while starting to lose mine. for months I now I feel disconnected from myself, from others, from my purpose, from God, from the close friends I have left. when I'm around people trying to connect they feel a million miles away even when I'm trying my hardest to focus on them. I get triggered over situation, thoughts, feelings, environments, I use to have skin, but my protective layer is thin or none existing, I can't handle much, little things become huge stressors, things I once enjoyed I now have a hard time doing like kayaking, I cry when I kayak by myself, have a hard time doing my odd jobs, I become scared easily and have a hard time staying alive when loneliness kicks in. The person I wanna be is tainted by trauma, by mental illness. I don't want to use them as an excuse but I also know that I can't overcome them either, I've tried and tried again but borderline or bipolar or trauma takes over my brain at any given moment and then I lose piece by piece as I fight them, but here's the things sorrys will only get you so far, promise the same even when progress is made, a disorder rears its ugly head and says my turn but people dont see is the constant fight against it. trying to lessen the damage though the mind is having a hard time thinking rational, but my inner person is screaming inside saying please Don't do this again. my heart aches for every loss. every loss is beautiful, a gentle heart, a generous soul, A heart full of love, a spirit of caregiving, wise counsel, worthy of praise, memories that fill the heart gladness, immeasurable value, tender heart, sweet voices who seek good, role models, Godly. so many things that are loss. yes they can be replaced but their wouldn't be another alike. so when say theirs better, we rank people but each one is valued the same. Nobody has to believe me or value what I say but I rather say what is on my heart, I rather have others against than to let these words go unheard, words that are unfiltered.

    I don't know how anyone can move forward in hope, maybe its just because im melocholy kind of person, I value each person, the hardest part is knowing I wont get them back, we are quick to blame toxicity on others, we throw that word around loosely. we have become easy at blame shifting, but maybe most times we are the problem.