people formally diagnosed with mental illness have every single right to be suspicious of the self-diagnosed.
It’s not about being sad. It’s about knowing your diagnosis will dictate the course of your life. You learn that you will have trouble with connection, relationships and feeling fulfilled. How’s that sound? That’s what sucks. Knowing it really isn’t going to go away. It’s a part of you. It’s ingrained in your personality. That… you can’t escape.
You never know how sick you are until you try to recover.
I have bpd. So yes.
For years mental health professionals taught people that they could be psychologically healthy without social support, that “unless you love yourself, no one else will love you.”…The truth is, you cannot love yourself unless you have been loved and are loved. The capacity to love cannot be built in isolation