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Photo taken by contributor A, a 28-year-old woman who suffers from Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD), and associated depression and anxiety. She has been in and out of hospitals in Europe and the Middle East over the past few years, but has yet to find relief. She has had awful experiences in the different hospitals, and has attempted suicide several times. Thankfully she is still with us and fighting for her life.
About this photo: “OK, I admit, I’m a 28 year old teenager! I still have my teen angst, I say “whatever” and “what’s the point in life?!” I still listen to my angry and depressing adolescent rock music. The list could go on.
But I’m working on it.
Anger has always been something that I kept inside. If I’m angry or upset about something, I turn it on myself. I don’t like confrontation with others whether it be with family members, friends or strangers.
For me, the photo I took explains my expression or thought about someone or something that has happened, and thoughts of self-harm.
I am seeking out the right treatment now to get help for many of my issues. One of them being the self-harming that I have been doing since I was 13 years old. So I’ve been doing this for 15 years. That’s more than half of my lifetime. I’ve got some ‘stuff’ to work on!”