BORDERLINE PERSONALITY DISORDER [BPD]
BPD is a condition in which people have long term patterns of unstable or turbulent emotions, such as feelings about themselves and others. These inner experiences often cause them to take impulsive actions and have chaotic relationships.
A complex mental disorder that makes it difficult to: Tell the difference between real and unreal experiences. Think logically. Have normal emotional responses and behave normally in social situations.
Depression may be described as feeling sad, blue, unhappy, miserable, or down in the dumps. Most of us feel this way at one time or another for short periods.
True clinical depression is a mood disorder in which feelings of sadness, loss, anger, or frustration interfere with everyday life for weeks or longer.
CUTTING AND SELF-HARM
Self harm is a way of expressing and dealing with deep distress and emotional pain. Hurting yourself makes you feel better. In fact, you may feel like you have no choice. Injuring yourself is the only way you know how to cope with feelings like sadness, self-loathing, emptiness, guilt and rage.
The problem is that the relief that comes from self-harming doesn’t last very long. It’s like slapping on a bandaid when what you really need are stitches. It may temporarily stop the bleeding, but it doesn’t fix the underlying injury and it also creates its own problems.
You try to keep what you are doing secret. Maybe you feel ashamed or maybe you just think that no one would understand. But hiding who you are and what you feel is a heavy burden. Ultimately, the secrecy and guilt effects your relationships with your friends and family members and the way you feel about yourself. It can make you feel even more lonely, worthless and trapped.
*For more information visit http://helpguide.org/mental/self_injury.htm*