My mental health diagnosis has recently been changed to Borderline personality disorder, Severe depression and Generalised Anxiety disorder.The only reason that it has recently changed is because I have had a massive decline in my mental health and have been struggling to cope with Suicidal, self harm and OD urges.I saught help recently, which led to the recent diagnosis change. But I feel that I am not being supported enough. I have started to act on my urges in the past few weeks and feel that I may end up doing something drastic if I'm not careful.I have an appointment for coping strategy therapy on thursday before I can start a more intense therapy, but I don't think I am ready to start the coping strategy therapy yet. I don't know who I will be seeing at the appointment, but I feel I need to let them know exactly what I am thinking and need protecting from myself and from others (as I have also been fantasising about hurting others)what do i do?
Dramatic decline in MH
Gosh, If it in fact is REALLY that bad then I would call the 24 hour help line or check yourself in
Welcome to A2A, Another-lie.I think you should call your therapist as soon as you can and let him/her know what you are thinking and that you are afraid you will act out on suicidal urges. That should lead to an emergency appointment.
i suffer from borderline personality disorder too and can relate to what you are saying. when you give in to your urges and hurt yourself or someone else, it results in you feeling guilty and it gets worse, esp for some one who has BPD. i have been through that phase. so please be careful and contact your therapist asap. instead of coping strategies i suggest you take treatment. coping strategies will not help much without meds at the stage you are in.also the feeling that you arent being supported by your doc or others is a feeling i know too well. for a person suffering from BPD support from others is essential. tell your doc about it and seek help/support from others. you are not alone.
I'm not stable enough for other therapy apparently. Been told that I need to learn how to cope and deal with urges before we start more intensive therapy.
I am intending to go onto medication in the future, just agreed to not go on them at the moment due to my urges to OD.
I think when i go to this therapy on thursday I'm going to tell them exactly what the last week has been like, probably the only way that I will get more support before I do something drastic.
I haven't been given any emergency contact numbers at all if I feel like this.