A diagnosis is not an assessment of who you are. It is a description of the symptoms you are experiencing. Some diagnosis have more stigma attached than others and some can help to bring life-changing clarity to an individual, directing them towards needed help.
Medication has its limits. It will not provide a healthy environment, social support, the tools to manage difficult situations, or to heal from major crisis or traumatic events and should not be solely relied on for these things.
There is a way through. Grief can be approached gently, from the side. It doesn't have to be challenged head on.
Suicide impacts all of us and speaks about who we are as a society. We can all work towards healing our society.
When you feel the need to withdraw, when you feel pain, restlessness, irritation, sadness or discomfort consider what it is that you actually need to care for.
The problem with the way the diagnosis of BPD is being applied, is that, the individuals’ experience of trauma is often minimized or ignored.
While PTSD is becoming more recognized and treated, within the military, men experience trauma in a variety of other contexts.
Check out my Recommended Reading list, so far. What have you been reading on these topics or related to them?
The practice of behaviour modification has become so prevalent in our society, that we often don’t even notice when we’re using this system and can hardly imagine any other way of doing things.
But if we start with the assumption that humans are rational creatures whose primary concern is their own survival, then we need to assume that people made decisions regarding their behaviors and substance use for a reason. Sometimes, for a very good reason.