Where Stigma Lies

Only See Your Good Side

When I was perceived by psych services to have EUPD (BPD)- and I say perceived because this was never a formal diagnosis; rather, it was the perception of some nurses based solely on their experience of my self-harm- the way I was treated was disgusting.  I was occasionally refused treatment, being told that “hospitals are for really ill people.”  I was told that “if you were really suicidal, you wouldn’t have told us/ you would have done it by now/ we couldn’t stop you.”  I was called an attention-seeker, to my face, by a nurse at A&E.  Add to this the pervasive and deep-rooted opinion that being “just” an “attention-seeker” meant that all attention should be withdrawn from me, and we had a real problem on our hands.  To me, that problem was the brick wall I faced trying to make myself heard.  To them, that problem was me.  To them…

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Hi! I'm Rae. 23. Avid Reader, Book Blogger. Intersectional Feminist. Gryffindor.
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