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Frequent BPD episodes

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i keep having frequent bpd episodes and i dont know how to cope. venting doesnt help, i can never distract myself, i dont know what to do. 



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It seems like you are having a tough time with frequent BPD episodes and have been struggling with this for some time. We are sorry to hear this and would like to remind you that you have a right to be happy and content. It must be frustrating when you cannot distract yourself.
Have you been diagnosed with Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD), and have you ever sought professional help for your BPD? If not, how do you think you would feel about seeking this help?
BPD is a difficult diagnosis to deal with, especially on your own. Do you have a trusted adult in your life that you could talk to about this or seek support from?
Treatment for Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) can involve individual or group psychotherapy and is usually provided through a community mental health team. How does this sound to you? Have you considered treatment before?
Most community mental health teams provide day-to-day support, allowing you as much independence as possible. This support can be accessed with a referral from your GP. How do you get along with your GP/doctor? Do you see them often?
Community mental health teams can include a combination of social workers, community health nurses, pharmacists, counsellors, psychotherapists, psychologists, psychiatrists, and occupational therapists. What do you think it would be like to bring up your struggles with BPD episodes with your GP?
Remember, Childline is always here to listen and chat about your feelings and your episodes of BPD. Childline can be contacted for free by phoning 1800 66 66 66 or via chat on You can keep the Childline contact details close to hand for moments when you feel very overwhelmed or when an episode might be arising. Talking to someone in these moments can help reassure you.
Look after yourself, and please reach out for the support you deserve,

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