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Maybe I should just give up - April 20th 2015, 08:38 PM

"She is like a 7 year old"
"She isn't going to get better"

Why the fuck would you tell my grandma this is your suppose to be helping me in my recovery. You stupid mother fucking bastard.

Maybe that's a sign telling me just to give up now because apparently professionals don't think I'll ever get better.

Yes I have Borderline Personality Disorder and people have gotten better from it well learned how to deal with it but apparently I'm not going to.


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Re: Maybe I should just give up - April 22nd 2015, 01:03 AM

No professional in their right mind would state that to someone, especially when their job is to help them feel better. I am sorry about this experience. I have had trouble with certain counsellors as well and some of them you just have a natural trouble trusting.

I don't know the Privacy documentation provided to people who partake in counselling services but if the disclosure to your grandmother was an infringement of your privacy, you could report that to the authorities that run your school, if the counsellor has been employed by your school or someone else, I don't know how reporting works in your country. It might be an infringement of guidelines, patient rights and laws.

I hope you don't lose hope in therapy and recovery after this. I mean sometimes it might seem like an impossible journey, that of recovering from a major incident, but as you said, people have gotten through it in the past. I am a student and when I want to prove something to a marker, when I am writing an essay, I gather up as much precedence as I can, because if it has happened before, there is nothing stopping it from happening again.

Now I know essays are different from mental illnesses but regardless, the point is still applicable. You might want to consider "shopping around" and finding a professional that you know you trust, OR consider going to someone you used to speak to but have since farewelled. It's an art to find someone you trust, and a real challenge. Sometimes it takes attempts, and I am sorry that this experience has taken the wind out of your sail.

Don't let one person's words sink you though.

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Re: Maybe I should just give up - April 22nd 2015, 06:15 AM

The above poster is correct: that was a completely unprofessional thing to do on the part of the therapist and to say those things about you is just plain wrong, in my opinion.

I do hope that you will not lose the will to try and get better. I think the best thing to do would be to find another therapist, one that you are comfortable with. Best wishes to you.
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Re: Maybe I should just give up - April 22nd 2015, 09:54 AM

I'm sorry this happened.

I have a vid I want to share please take the time to look at it.

So basically all I can say is keep looking for someone. Eventhough it's hard. I also suggest you look for someone who does DBT (dialect behavioural therapy). It might help you. Keep strong and remember that your illness does not devine you.

Helping others sometimes makes it easier to feel good about yourself and help yourself.

So PM me if You want.
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Re: Maybe I should just give up - April 22nd 2015, 11:10 AM

That was a horrible thing to say. Whether you've been improving or not, it wasn't fair for her to judge. I think there's a distinction between making observations and making conclusions about them. I was told by a payxchiatriat that I am a failure and that I've been doing badly at therapy because I ended up in the hospital. It was over a year ago and I still think about it. But I do think you're capable. The people you say recovered from BPD must have been told similar at least a few times.
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