Floor Plan To The House of Anger

The drawing that I share in this piece was one of the most effective for me in terms of being able to communicate, not only to my family, but to my doctors, about how I was feeling when I’d get angry. It uses the visual of a floor pan to explain the different rooms of thought when it comes to dealing with an upsetting situation or idea.
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BPD Dichotomy, Come On, Say It With Me!

The erratic see-saw-like relationship that so many with BPD experience and share with their partners.
The relationship starts off like a blockbuster Rom-Com, then, with one ‘wrong’ move, spirals into a Thriller with bunnies boiling on the stove.
Dichotomous thinking, typical in BPD, is responsible. But the good news is that it’s controllable.
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Bad.

Half of the inmates in Canadian prisons experienced abuse (physical, sexual, emotional and neglect) during childhood.
These are the findings from a recently published article in the American Journal of Public Health.
This makes sense to me.
I had an emotionally neglected childhood due to the societal and familial ignorance regarding my learning disability (ADHD), anxiety, depression and my resulting BPD.
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MEDICATION IS THE NEW MENTAL ASYLUM

Instead of solving the problem, we are postponed and chemically-incarcerated for an indefinite period of time; medication is the new asylum.
Wait times for a new patient to see a psychiatrist are over a month; a long time in a depressed, mentally-ill person’s world, and a lot [of bad things] can happen during those weeks.
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