BORDERLINE PERSONALITY DISORDER
Ah, to have free time to work on my blog!
There's so much that has happened and conferences I've been to that I've wanted to write about.
I'll start with 1 big thing - finishing reading a book on Borderline Personality Disorder. Borderline personality disorder (BPD) is a serious mental illness characterized by pervasive instability in moods, interpersonal relationships, self-image, and behavior. This instability often disrupts family and work life, long-term planning, and the individual's sense of self-identity. Originally thought to be at the "borderline" of psychosis, people with BPD suffer from a disorder of emotion regulation. While less well known than schizophrenia or bipolar disorder (manic-depressive illness), BPD is more common, affecting 2 percent of adults, mostly young women.1 There is a high rate of self-injury without suicide intent, as well as a significant rate of suicide attempts and completed suicide in severe cases.2,3 Patients often need extensive mental health services, and account for 20 percent of psychiatric hospitalizations.4 Yet, with help, many improve over time and are eventually able to lead productive lives. (directly copied from )
The book I read is called "Get Me Out of Here" by Rachel Reiland. Its an autobiography of her recovery. Very fascinating. Its a long hard road, as is any recovery from any trauma, and all the harder when the trauma is in childhood. Here's a quote that would apply to a lot of different healing situations: from her counselor, "You can't skip a phase, Rachel. A child needs to be self-centered long enough to feel secure before she can move on. Whether you go through it at 3 or 33, it doesn't matter." p 340.
I recommend reading this book or reading about borderline personality disorder, because it gives a good view of the horrible struggle that many in this world go through as a result of sin.