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Hi. I'm new to this group. I was diagnosed with bpd almost 7

Hi. I'm new to this group. I was diagnosed with bpd almost 7 months ago and am still trying to figure out how manage it and get all my symptoms under control. It seems as if no one fully understands me and they expect me just to get over it. I mean people from my church have been telling me if I trusted in God the way I should then I would be better. I have some days where I feel great and then something so small happens and I can't handle it and my emotions go crazy and I have a hard time controlling my anger and thoughts and then I go down. Then I get depressed and feel ashamed and then I start avoiding other people because I feel embarrassed it happened again. Its like a crazy rollercoaster of emotions and I just want it all to stop. My pastor recommended a christian psychologist who I have been seeing but I'm looking to see how others have learned how to get it under control.

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Jul 12

Thank you for sharing with me. It seems like for awhile my symptoms were getting better and now lately its getting worse and hard to cope with. I'm trying to learn as much as I can about it so I understand why I feel the way I do and why I react the way I do to certain things.

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Jul 13

@nbs - This is the book list the BPD group has, you may find something here helpful.

BPD Self-Help books

This is Not the End: Conversations on Borderline Personality Disorder by Althea Press (Author),? Tabetha Martin (Editor),? & 1 more

A guide to the Newly Diagnosed by Alexander L Chapman PhD Rpsych and Kim L Gratz

Loud in the House of Myself by Stacy Pershall . A memoir about living with BPD .

Loving Someone with Borderline Personality Disorder: How to Keep Out-of-Control Emotions from Destroying Your Relationship 1st Edition
by Shari Y. Manning (Author), Marsha M. Linehan (Foreword)

The Journey from Abandonment to Healing by Susan Anderson.

Mindfulness for Borderline Personality Disorder: Relieve Your Suffering Using the Core Skill of Dialectical Behavior Therapy Paperback – May 1, 2013
by Blaise Aguirre MD (Author), Gillian Galen PsyD (Author)

*The Dialectical Behavior Therapy Skills Workbook: Practical DBT Exercises for Learning Mindfulness, Interpersonal Effectiveness, Emotion Regulation & ... Tolerance (New Harbinger Self-Help Workbook) Paperback – July 1, 2007
by Matthew McKay (Author), Jeffrey C. Wood (Author), Jeffrey Brantley (Author)

The Buddha and the Borderline: My Recovery from Borderline Personality Disorder through Dialectical Behavior Therapy...Aug 1, 2010
by Kiera Van Geld

"Sometimes I Act Crazy: Living With Borderline Personality Disorder" by Hal Straus and Jerold Jay Kreisman

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Jul 14

Don't worry, you will get stronger as you learn more tools to help you cope with your emotions. I'm sorry there are people in your church who are less than supportive. I'm sure they probably mean well but it seems they are not very mature if they are suggesting you can just will yourself out of a possible chemical imbalance that can be helped with medication or possibly just need time to process some things in your life. I'm glad your pastor was supportive enough to suggest a Christian counselor. Yes, your relationship with God is key as it will affect what you believe about why this is happening to you and your hope for overcoming it. Your God is with you and will use this to bring about good things in your life you cannot imagine now. Keep up the good fight and remember us here who are pulling for you! Hugs

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