"Why is this acceptable"
About: Cheshire And Wirral Partnership NHS Foundation Trust Cheshire And Wirral Partnership NHS Foundation Trust Chester CH2 1BQ
Posted by Mentalhealthpatient (as ),
I am a survivor of child abuse and rape and have been sectioned on two occasions. Then I was unfortunately labeled personally disordered. Borderline Personality Disorder is a common diagnosis for victims of abuse. It is profoundly damaging label because of the entrenched stigma within mental health services. It's incomprehensible to me, how normal reactions to extremely traumatic life experiences can be converted into a disorder that people are blamed and rejected for. I am now seen as morally defective and treated accordingly by staff. Most staff do not understand or respond to trauma. Instead they see behaviour in isolation and act in a punitive shaming way. I Was receiving therapy until it was stopped in June 2015, with the promise it would start again. After seven months I assume that's not going to happen. Borderline personality disorder hides survivors of abuse behind a destructive label. Adult survivors of child abuse deserve better from Mental Health Serrvices. Instead they are further stigmatised and left isolated with no support. Why is this acceptable?