12 Step programs

There is a 12 step organization or program for just about any bad habit. And for other things, such as codependency, emotional health, and numerous chemical dependencies. Even self-harm now has one! And this is by no means, an all-inclusive list: Alcoholics Anonymous – http://www.aa.org/ Adult Children of Alcoholics – http://www.adultchildren.org/ Al-Anon/Alateen – http://www.al-anon.alateen.org/ Co-Anon/ Cocaine Anonymous – http://www.co-anon.org/Continue reading “12 Step programs”

Treatment

One of the things I am focusing on is what can be done for factitious disorders. This disorder is typically seen as not being amendable to treatment. Granted, the co-morbid personality disorders that usually accompany FD’s, some really are not. Of the three main ones seen in FD’s, they are Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD), NarcissisticContinue reading “Treatment”

Stigma and self-harm

There is a huge stigma associated with mental illness. Of living with a diagnosis such as borderline personality disorder. There are a lot of misperceptions. We have riots and demonstrations when the “n-word” is used and rightfully so. The term is offensive to me and abusive to the recipient. It is the terminology of hate.Continue reading “Stigma and self-harm”

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