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tjo73

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Hi my name is Teresa and I am a new member. I am 36 live in plymouth and have had mental health problems all my adult life, which I always believed was severe depression and self harm, but which a shrink has diagnosed as Borderline personality disorder afer seeing me twice recently.
My interest in the forum is that I feel that only those people who live with mental health problems everyday or have suffered from a mental health problem have any real understanding of what it is like to suffer from it, and can sometimes offer support and understanding that you don't get from non sufferers. :mad:
 
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Hi Teresa :welcome: to the forum I hope you find the help and suport you need here everyone is very friendly :)
 
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:welcome: to the forum poppet..im sally..hope you will find support here as everyone is really friendly
 
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:welcome: to the forum Teresa :)
 
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:welcome: to the forum. :flowers:
 
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Hey there :) Welcome to the forum!

I've been gone a few days, I was on holiday, but welcome :D

I hope you like it here, we're all very understanding :)

Emily.xx
 
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Hi Teresa, hope u find being here useful.

I think you are likely to find people who have had similar problems and experiences.
 
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Hi Teresa. Welcome here. I have no personal experience of mental health problems. I know you may feel more at ease talking with people who share the same situation but, do you really think that the rest can't understand or sympathise with you?
 
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Hi Teresa,
Have a look around the forum,...you're not alone. :flowers:
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tjo73

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Thanks to everyone. To Gabriel11 I'm sorry if you got the impression that I don't think that non sufferers of mental health issues can't understand and sympathise with those that do, that was not my intention, it is just my experience, but i am open minded enough to accept that I might be wrong.:LOL:
 
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most normal people seem to not understand but there is a few angels around :)
 
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Thanks to everyone. To Gabriel11 I'm sorry if you got the impression that I don't think that non sufferers of mental health issues can't understand and sympathise with those that do, that was not my intention, it is just my experience, but i am open minded enough to accept that I might be wrong.:LOL:
Yes. By contrast, I can tell you that the worst experiences in my life have been with people whom social constructions of identity ascribe them roles of efficiency and "normality". Now I am very selective and put barriers to protect myself from arrogance and stupidity. Meanwhile, I know that there do exist nice people. Open-mindedness, as you say, is crucial.
XX Gabriel11
 
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:welcome:Hope you find it friendly and helpful here
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