The Discriminating Doc: My Experience With Stigma And A Mental Health Professional

There are a lot of misconceptions about BPD. Wish more people would understand that it is not always all about attention. Mental illness is serious – suicide is serious, self harm is serious. No mental illness is about seeking attention. How mental illness comes out is just how mental illness works!

I have previously added a post relating to the Stigma towards BPD (Common Misconceptions And Myths Attached To BPD, Lets Get a Few Things Straight!. )

I’m going to share with you something that has made my blood boil for the past 2 days…

So I was talking to this guy that I was really getting on with, we shared laughs and seemed to have a lot in common. He is a mental health worker in a Crisis Unit in a Hospital. We got onto the subject of me studying mental health and completing my course and I mentioned that I would like to concentrate on some specialised learning in Personality Disorders because it really interests me.

See, I would like to do some charity work as when I was diagnosed, leading up to it and after the diagnosis,  I wasn’t happy with the care I received from the NHS and…

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