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Understanding Borderline Personality Disorder

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Published: June 20, 2009

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(11) Anonymous, August 16, 2012 1:58 PM


I have been diagnosed by 3 different doctors with bpd, I am a poster girl for it, and im in my own world at the moment amnesia, disassociated, but i know im in alot of pain, more than i can handle, i cant cry! so i cutt, but each time i go deeper, like challenging myself, i know im sick... but i dont know of any other option. my life was over the minute i understood what life is about

(10) Anonymous, June 24, 2012 9:09 AM

I need a program

I was recently diagnosed with BPD. Does anyone know of any outpatient programs that have successfully treated individuals? Is there any program in Israel? I am at rock bottom. I am 30 years old. I grew up frum from birth. I started breaking shabbos to smoke a cigarette. I am losing the interest in remaining religious. My family does not have any idea how to deal with me. They have not been very supportive. They only push me away further because they have no patience for my mood swings. I reached a point where I feel if I dont leave brooklyn that my life has come to an end. I have been in therapy for two years with a good therapist. However, these characteristic traits only came to the surface within the last year. I am experiencing a lot of emotional pain and I want this pain to end.

Joe, July 3, 2012 2:00 AM


Dear anonymous (10) For a moment I thought I'm the one who wrote that comment:) I'm too 30 years old with BPD and have challenges to stay Ehrlich too, Although I know deep inside I really want to be Ehrlich. life is miserable what can I say. I can only say to you what I saw written: "This is the reason Chazal wrote in Gemara that if a person is not suffering in the generation of the End of Days, know that this person is not a Jew!!! If someone tells you he is not suffering, he is not the son/daughter of Avraham Avinu, zs'l." Seems like we are of the "batter Jews" out Anyways have a good life, feel batter and enjoy yourself. Perseverance is our only chance.. Sincerely Joe

Avital, August 13, 2012 3:05 AM

I feel for you!

Hey, I totally understand what your saying and have felt that way many times before! There are programs! Me and my family got helped in a program called DBT, near LIJ. There is a place in Brooklyn called Relief, they are experienced in dealing with Bpd! call (718)431-9501, speak with Devorah Levinson, or Rabbi Binyomin Babad. In israel there are places but not sure of any off hand. Anyways good luck!!! their is a solution to your problem!! I know it may seem so overwhelming and unbearable!!! I truly understand those feelings I live them all the time, But they do pass, and things generally have a way of working out if you stick through storm, one of my favorite sayings that i think sums it up "Dont wait around for the storm to pass, just get up and dance in the rain" :) I hope that you find the help that you need!!!! Good luck!! You can do this!

(9) Gila Ariella, February 13, 2012 5:18 AM

BPD is serious bizz!

Bracha, I totally hear where your comming from.. however you need to think for a second what its like for relatives, spouses, and friends of bps individuals to constantly be drawn into the emotional roller coaster that they are stuck on! I understand your pain!! And I know that their is hope out there, dbt is a therapy that supposedly works wonders with borderline!! good luck hon! but Just be ready to hear people say "hurtful" things about bpd and dont let it get to you!! because you know your side and they know theirs!! you know what im saying?! itl help you shrugg it off if you look at it that way! hatzlacha rabba!

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