I pin this for awareness and understanding. I think every family member, friend and caregiver needs to read this. Do not let mental illness define your opinion of your friend or loved one. That is not who they are. You would not condemn or judge someone for having cancer. The same recognition, support, compassion, and respect should apply to persons who are mentally ill. IMO.
Depression quote: When a depressed person shrinks away from your touch it does not mean he is rejecting you. Rather he is protecting you from the foul, destructive evil which he believes is the essence of his being and which he believes can injure you. -Dorothy Rowe. www.HealthyPlace.com
Quote on borderline: It doesn’t matter how many times a person tells me they like me. I always think they can change their mind instantly. Always with the fear of rejection. I know it may not be a reality, but it feels very real. -Ana Landa www.HealthyPlace.com