Hello everyone! It's always a blessing to see that this community is still alive and growing. Much love to all of you!
I'm struggling with my female partner who has borderline disorder. Yesterday, she tried suicide in 3 different ways (car, medicament overdose and knife). If I wasn't there to stop her, she would be dead by now.
Borderline people have MUCH more intense emotions, high impulsivity, "black or white" thinking, and a distorted perception of reality — as if the world is against them (subconsciously). They also carry all the time a big terrifying feeling of emptiness/void that grows in intensity when conflict happens. I have a sense that this is the source pain, and if they put the attention there, they will be cured. But my girlfriend just can't access the fullness of it. And when she does, the pain is immeasurably existential.
The subject of "mental disorder" has always intrigued me... if we're all consciousness and energy beings, people with mental disorders simply have more stuff to process (trauma, guilt, grief, etc), right? But it's far from that simple in real life since the borderline symptoms are very specific, and there's scientific proof that many areas of their brain are damaged/deficient/hyperactive.
So I always come up with the same question: if we're all subject to self-actualization, are these so-called incurable mental disorders (like borderline, schizophrenia and psychopathy) really incurable?
I'm also open to helpful insights regarding BPD. Do you have it? Do you know something that helps mitigate it?