A Real Life Experience of The Stigma Surrounding Mental Illness

Living with Borderline Personality Disorder

Call me dramatic if you please, but I can actually validate my own feelings right now!!!:

I had the most horrific interaction today with the dad of the kids I look after…

We were talking about the movie “Amy” which I saw yesterday – a documentary about Amy Whinehouse’s life; her upbringing, her struggles, her passion for music, her relationships, her mental ill health, and her tragic and premature death. I was voicing how sad and moving the documentary was, trying to show the compassion and emotion I felt, without exposing myself as anything other than a human being WHO CARES about others. I was measured, cool and calm, and remained detached in an appropriate way. And at the same time, I was also being a person who has a heart, with feelings, love and concern for fellow humankind.

He, on the hand, retorting sarcastically and rather viscously, didn’t seem…

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