Ow! That hurts!
Would you go to a doctor if you had a fever? Would you go to a dentist to fix a cavity? Why then, would you not go to a doctor to fix your mind? Would you ignore how you feel emotionally and just keep suffering, hoping that it will go away on its own? Most of us would try to find out what it is and maybe even go to a doctor.
When we face a painful physical condition, we do something about it. So why would you not do the same for a mental or psychological condition that is causing friction in your life? True, you can’t see it and your friends or family may say “It’s just in your head”. Well yes, it is in your head but isnt the head the most important part of your body? After all, it houses your Brain!
Nobody understands me
Having BPD is like that boil on your thigh. It will cause pain, friction, and will not allow you to funtion normally in the world. It will affect various parts of your life – your thoughts, your emotions, your relationships, your career. Ignoring it will keep your boat afloat for some time, but sooner or later you may start to feel anxiety, anguish, and hopelessness – “Nobody understands me” – this is often what we think! And many times this thought is true.
Yes, you may not have the kind of support you wish for but you have yourself. You can read, you can write, you can think. And with the internet you can seek information. It’s important to understand that you need to find out what’s going on in your mind. It’s important to get answers for why you feel the way you do. And for the seeker, the answers are all out there!
There are many sources that will give you understanding, information, and clarity. There are also useful sources that will tell you how to manage BPD and all that it comes with. Once you find these sources and begin to understand yourself, it will put you on the right track to seeing who you really are and how you can get healed.
You will be surprised to know that BPD is very much prevalent in India – no, there are no Bollywood movies on it yet. But even better, there are psychologists and psychiatrists who treat it. Being diagnosed with BPD is not the end of the road – it’s the beginning. It’s not an event, it’s a journey of hope, help and healing.
Start your’s now.