Fundraiser to help a borderline


Forgive me for deciding to keep anonymity and not reveling my real name. This is only due to the stigma and misunderstanding associated to my condition. I am a 27 years old men living in central Africa. And for the past few years now was self-diagnosed with the mental disorder condition known as Borderline Personality Disorder.  

Borderline personality disorder is a serious condition and mental illness that affects emotions, thoughts, behavior, self image and social interactions for the sufferer. 

Having grown up in war torn countries, I lost my mother at the early age of 7 and never knew my father. I was brought up by my aunt until the age of 17 when she decided to cut me loose.  Life is hard, struggling with the disease. The symptoms varies from the extreme emotional dis-regulations , feelings of anxiety, distress  , unstable moods and behaviors, social isolation, inability to maintain a job or a relationship, problems in thoughts and self hurt, abuse by others,  suicidal thoughts and more ....

When I first searched the internet for my symptoms and found out about BPD, it was almost like a liberation for me, I spent hours reading about the testimonies of other sufferers, and was convinced that I was also borderline.

Of course there was always doubt, not being a psychiatrist myself how could I be sure that this was actually BPD? In the most extreme cases of the disorder self harm such as Cutting and Burning one's self is the most undeniable symptom. I first cut my self when I was 12 years old, and had been doing it for all my teen years. To relieve the extreme emotional pain by turning it into physical pain. but also as a tool to attract the compassion of others;  As I would later realize it has also the effect of scaring them away even further. 

Ever since i learned about my disease all the extreme symptoms such as self cutting and burning have stopped, and this awareness have given me a sense of stability more than before.  But no matter all my best effort it has become clear that I urgently need a specialized therapist to help me cope with the disorder.  

I need your help! Therapy is expensive. I am currently jobless and extremely socially isolated.  First of all the money you are donating will go to help me find competent professionals abroad.  But more especially I would like to use the biggest part of the money to raise awareness about the disease in my local community once I have gotten better, and be able to help others who are suffering in silence and might not yet know the truth about their affliction.

Thank you for your generosity toward this cause.

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