Please if you think you have BPD or have been diagnosed with BPD or are even just curious about personality disorders and BPD please look at this mini series to raise #bpdawareness by Gem! I found her on Instagram and SO grateful I did ♥️♥️ #Repost @gem_tlbp (@get_repost)
・・・ Day one of the 31 days of BPD is now live. I will be posting a new video everyday to help raise awareness of Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD)
In the first video I go through the diagnostic statistical manual of mental disorders 5th edition (DSM5) to read the diagnostic criteria for #BPD
I have created this campaign because I battle with this disorder every day and I want to help those who my be suffering on their own to feel less alone.
These videos will br great for carers of someone with BPD, or for anyone connected to someone who has BPD. It is also called #EmotionallyUnstablePersonalityDisorder and #EmotionalIntensityDisorder .
I hope you enjoy the 31 days!
Recently has been rough. Today I told my friends that I wanted to be a psychologist. They responded with doubt. They said I had to be mentally stable for that.
When I said that I was interested and found personality and other disorders fascinating, they kept telling me "but it isn't for the person.""but it's horrible."
Like, yes. I know. I understand that something truly horrible must have happened for the human mind to bend and shatter into a form of protection to save someone from something. I know it's absolutely horrific for the person, to have no memory and be sharing a body with ideas and wants and needs that aren't there own... But I am not romanticizing this. I acknowledge its horrible, but I am so interested in learning about it. I want to meet and understand the complexity of a human affected by struggles like these. I want to help these people in a way, but is it wrong of me to take an interest as well??
Simply put, there's no kind of relationship one can have with a narcissist other than a confusing, gut-wrenching, and addictive one. The troubling characteristics of the narcissist induce an abuse-prone relationship dynamic so skewed that the narcissist extends gestures of love and physical affection on his/her terms only, forcing his/her partner into an overall state of submission and insecurity. If you've ever experienced a close relationship with a narcissist or are in a relationship with one now, you know how insidious and overwhelming the process of loving a narcissist really is. Having a daily relationship with a narcissist takes a lot of mental work: trying to figure out his/her motives or intentions; walking on eggshells when his/her mood shifts; blowing off negative or even nasty behavior to keep the peace. There’s never a dull moment in a relationship with a narcissist, which can be exciting in the beginning but ultimately feels draining and infuriating. -Seth Meyers Psy.D. ________________________________________________________________________________________ #toxicrelationships#narcissist#narcissisticabuse#domesticviolence#emotionalabuse#hiddenabuse#personalitydisorders#exhausted#empty#walkingoneggshells
Reforming #MentalHealthServices : A Shift From #Diagnosing
Today, synchronicity brought me an article I didn't actively search for.
It looked at:
•an agenda for specifically eradicating the label of #BorderlinePersonalityDisorder (BPD)
•BPD & how "It’s been known as the ‘dustbin #diagnosis ’ since the 1970s...It positions everything about the person as disordered, which is why so many people describe it as the ultimate character slur" - Jay Watts, psychologist •a wider agenda for eradicating diagnoses of #personalitydisorders altogether •the #symptoms of those "disorders" being more to do with #trauma & #society than a box in which someone can be filed & "treated."
•a broken service & system where people who reach out for #help are dehumanised
•a system & society that blames the individual for their own reactions to traumatic experiences
•locating the #rootcause within the individual & within #society
•alternatives to diagnosis, like aiming to make sense of a person’s distress in a wider context
•distress "largely caused by trauma, & by the dysfunctional society we live in"
•distress being very real & valid
•"instead of asking ‘what’s "wrong" with you?’, asking ‘what’s happened to you?" •the need for #understanding & connecting the dots
•there not being a one size fits all approach
•acknowledging there being more work to explore, with regards to understanding what ‘#recovery ’ might look like, for those experiencing distress & with the way they're characterised in society.
I cried hard.
•I looked at what this desire for a shift meant in terms of the current & history of affairs:
- systems that inflict pain by punishing people for suffering & not knowing how to speak to it, for feeling & "feeling too much"
- a world where #emotions are seen as the enemy, where it's "wrong" to feel & something you're punished for
- a world where we're so far removed from connecting
- boxes for fucking everything - the domestication & conditioning that leads to Ill referencing
- an industry built on making money from the unwell, by keeping them there is cancerous.... (Continued in comments)