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Me + You + BPD = My Failed Relationships + Suicidal Ideation.

Excellent discussion of BPD.

Phoenix - The Rebirth of My Life

July 30th, 2014  3:04 PM

Recently, I was diagnosed with Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD). I did not know what BPD was and how I developed symptoms for such disorder, but while I was hospitalized I was assessed using the DSM-V diagnostic criteria and an in-person interview with a psychiatrist which revealed several symptoms for Major Depressive Disorder (MDD), bipolar tendencies (I did not show enough symptoms to be diagnosed with Type I or Type II Bipolar disorder but showed symptoms of manic/hypo-manic episodes) and the famous BPD.

What  exactly is Borderline Personality Disorder? BPD is a very serious mental disorder which results in unstable relationships with other people, instability in mood and behavior. This can lead to impulsive behavior and suicide. I do not want to give a full lecture on the reigns of BPD, but you can find out more information about the disorder here. I do want…

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Man Arrested for Stabbing Transgender Teen on D.C. Metro

And her crime? Just being who and what she is.

TIME

Authorities say a 15-year-old transgender teenager who was stabbed on the Green Line Metro in Washington, D.C., on Wednesday at 4:30 p.m. is currently recovering from her non-life-threatening injuries at a local hospital, and remains in stable condition. The police apprehended a suspect, 24-year-old Reginald Anthony Klaiber of Greenbelt, Md., after witnesses identified him at a nearby station.

The victims’ friends told local news that Klaiber approached the group, singled out the victim, and ridiculed her for her appearance. Dan Stessell, a Metro spokesman, told CBS DC that Klaiber allegedly stabbed the victim in the back one time before he fled to Fort Totten Station, where he was later arrested.

The attack comes shortly after a report released by Trans Violence Tracking Portal (TVTP), revealed that 102 transgender people were murdered in 12 countries from January to April this year. Allison Woolbert, the founder of TVTP, says an antitransgender stigma…

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I’ve been thinking about these past few weeks and where my mind has been… I have said before and I will say again, depression is a serious mental issue which cannot be taken lightly. For me this has been proven true more times than I care to think about, including right up to this moment.

I know people will tell you finding yourself in difficult times isn’t something which make you feel like a failure, but such words fall on deaf ears when you find yourself in the middle of the storm.

I felt as if I had failed myself, A, my family… I even said at one point I was proving to being a self fulfilling prophecy in being the failure my mother had predicted. What is more, I found myself completely spent; physiologically, emotionally, and physically. I simply didn’t have the strength to keep fighting and I was more than willing to give up. The only thing which was keeping me going was the medication I was on as it provided a buffer between myself and the ever deeming well of despair which was engulfing me.

I told A I missed the noise. The chaos. The emotional storms which had ripped through my mind for so long. The center of calm where I found myself felt artificial… alien. This wasn’t me. It never had been.

There was the knowledge deep inside those around me, indeed the entire world, would be better if I weren’t here… Selfish right? Egotistical, narcissistic… I’m sure there are more descriptive words for what I was feeling.

None the less, I wanted it to end. By ‘it’ I mean everything including my continued existence. Still I knew as long as the barrier was there, it would remain nothing more than thoughts. Flights of maybe, might be… So I decided to do something or more to the point to stop doing something and so I simply ‘forgot’ to take my “happy pills” each day and waited for the walls to come crashing down.

I will not kid you, I wanted to implode. I wanted to collapse mentally until there was nothing left but a shell. I didn’t want to think any more, to feel any more.

I wanted to break.

I have been to such a place before. It is familiar. Expected, even understood and I wanted it again.

I wanted to stand on the edge of the abyss and feel the wind in my hair. To hear the howls and screams. To feel the terror again.

More than anything I wanted to be consumed.

I still want it.

It’s a drug I cannot refuse, these thought and wishes of a never ending night.

To sleep and never wake.

It is as much a part of me as the blood in my veins.

Maybe everyone has a monster lurking deep inside. 

This is mine.

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Depression Is a Risk Factor for Dementia, New Research Says

I need to do research on this

TIME

The link between depression and dementia is puzzling for researchers. Many studies have noticed a correlation between the two diseases and a 2013 review of 23 studies of about 50,000 older men and women reported that older adults suffering from depression were more than twice as likely to develop dementia and 65% more likely to develop Alzheimer’s. But these have often only been associations. The newest study, published Wednesday in the journal Neurology, takes it further. The researchers believe that their findings, while not definitive, show that depression is in fact an independent risk factor for dementia—and not the other way around.

Researchers looked at 1,764 people with no memory problems around age 77 and followed them for about eight years. They discovered that people with mild cognitive decline as well as people with dementia were likely to have higher levels of depression symptoms before they were diagnosed…

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Update: 7/29/14

Alright, here is the official update as to what has been going on with me in RL.

We are filling Chapter 13 in an effort to keep the house and our vehicle. Doing so will also allow us to get our finances in order and give us the chance to catch our breath. It isn’t going to quick or painless, it is going to take about 5 years and over $3,000 in fees and costs, but at least we won’t have to come up with all of it at once.

One thing we know now is, as hard as we have tried to keep our heads above water, we simply don’t make enough for a family of five to live in the economy. Our lawyer was surprised we have managed for this long.

It is going to require serious help from our family and friends, especially here at the beginning. The other thing is sitting down and creating a living budget and sticking to it no matter what. This was one of our problems, we would put together a budget and stay with it for a few weeks or months but then it was back to all of the bad habits.

We simply cannot afford to make the same mistakes; literally and figuratively. 

On a personal note…

I made some bad, selfish decisions over the past several weeks as this has unfolded. One was to stop taking my antidepressant. The other was going back to presenting as male. I’m not going to go into details, but let me say things have not gone well. I am a wreck emotionally and psychologically. I haven’t been to therapy is more than a month now and it is beginning to show.

As of today I resumed my medication and I will present as female from now on, t least as much as I can… There are still some areas where it isn’t reasonable, but I understand my need to be full time better than ever. It is going to take time to get back to where I was before, but I will make it despite myself.

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