My first post

So.. This is all a bit new to me, so I’m sorry if I’m doing it wrong or being a bit slow. I was watching ‘failed by the NHS’ a program on bbc3, which inspired me to talk about my own mental health, and how difficult it is to ask for help.
A little background would be useful I think. I am 19.. Very soon to be 20, female who lives in supported accommodation with little communication with my family. I have been diagnosed with a borderline personality disorder (BPD), depression and anxiety. It has been really difficult to deal with all the different diagnoses, but I think the real challenge came with the stigma attached. When it all first ‘came out’,I lost lots of friends as they simply didn’t have the understanding or the compassion to try to understand. I have since been blessed with many friends who I love dearly. I, like so many others with mental health difficulty, still face stigma on a daily basis, whether it be strangers looking at my scares, as I used to and still occasionally do self harm, be it friends families or even professionals such as doctors and nurses.
I don’t really have a true conclusion to this, I guess I want to raise more awareness, show to everyone that people with mental health problems are just as ‘human’ as everyone else. I for one think, if anything it has made me a stronger, more compassionate person, more open to see things in a different light. I hope I can change or help at least one person.. Make some sort of impression.
Thank you so much for reading this! 🙂 x

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2 thoughts on “My first post

    • Thank you that means a lot. I will be posting more, I believe that you can only break stigma and change people’s views by being honest and open. Anyway, thank you so much!

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