Courtney Cook was diagnosed in her teenage years with borderline personality disorder. Here, she reminisces on her life in a treatment center, and the other young women who shared her space.
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In a mental health crisis
Please call 999 if you feel you, or someone you know, are in immediate danger. If you need help but are not in danger, you can call 111 to speak to a nurse, call your GP or speak to your mental health professional.
This is your daily reminder that you matter, and are loved. No matter what you are going through, or what you have gone through before, please look after yourself and #BeHereTomorrow - reach out, talk to someone, be kind to yourself. #mentalhealth
If you are finding things hard, you don't have to struggle alone or in silence. You can live well with BPD, as long as you talk to someone about it, and carry on with treatment. It's really important to talk to someone so that you can get the help and support that you need.
Everyone deserves quality mental health care, without shame or stigma. Everyone deserves to be supported, and treated with dignity and respect.
#BPD #MentalHealth #Support #Compassion #Empathy #BeKind
Each of us walk our own path through life. It is not for others to judge the decisions we make. If we continue to let the opinions of others create our decisions for us, then we destroy our own destiny. Only you know what’s best for you. Only you are walking your path.
Official Guidance and Publications
- Mental Health Act – Code of Practice
- ICD-10 Classifications
- NICE Guidelines on Recognising and Managing Borderline Personality Disorder
- Key Priorities for Implementation
- 1.1 General principles for working with people with BPD
- 1.2 Recognition and management in primary care
- 1.3 Assessment and management by community mental health services
- 1.4 Inpatient services
- 1.5 Organisation and planning of services
- Further information and resources