Thursday, 17 May 2018
GUEST POST - Jess's Poem about BPD for Mental Health Awareness Week
I wrote this poem in response to reading an article about how "therapists don't like people with BPD*". It pulled quite a few heartstrings, and made me fear that stigma is not only with people that are unaware of mental health conditions, but also those who treat it. It triggered a great deal of fear for me, personally. The poem is meant to highlight that everybody is individual, and the fact that articles like this exist is very, very scary.
I don't want your sympathy;
How about listen to me.
There is no saviour,
But I'm left on a shelf
Inside a book that is titled
Borderline personality disorder.
Labelled as a challenge,
I can tell you my expectations,
You're going to open the book
But you'll be mistook,
I am not the labels you put on me
I am me.
But hopefully you'll see
I am scared
But I have reason to be.
*BPD is short for Borderline Personality Disorder, also know as Emotionally Unstable Personality Disorder (EUPD). To understand more about BPD/EUPD check out these helpful sites:
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