I paged my nurse practioner because I didn't' know who to call and obviously since she doesn't do therapy she wasn't much help. I called a mental health hotline today but they aren't necessarily trained with the ins and outs of BPD so although understanding it was alot of I am sorry you are feeling this way which is nice to say but I need more help than that right now. I am NOT suicidal or feeling self injurious and absolutely will not go inpatient. I am so overwhelmed with emotion I have been crying and bitchy the moods swing back and forth and I feel guilty because my husband gets my bitchy side when I am like this and I hate hate hate that he should have to deal with my problems I just want to pack a bag and away to hotel for a few days so I can miserable without upsetting others I love. Lost as to what to do
I don't know all the steps, but you are fimiliar with DBT. Try to stay in the moment and think about the emotions individually. Try to describe what you are feeling on a piece of paper. Writing it down will get them out and they won't be able to consume you so much.
Learning to cope with high emotional states is very difficult but can be done. The negative emotions are red flags that something is going on. Try to identify the root and express it on paper or to one of us.
Look up DBT and re read the steps to dealing with negative emotions. It will get your mind focused on something positive and may well give you an outlet for these feelings.
I'm here for you,
Good morning, Jenny,
I am hoping your rough evening has passed; however, if not, are you familiar with "grounding"? This is when, during emotional distress, you put all of your focus into something controllable, such as rubbing a smooth rock over & over, or counting backwards from 100. You can also try remembering your wedding day & listing ALL of your guests & who they came with. Anything taking some effort will force you out of the emotional distress & put you somewhere else, hopefully giving you something else to focus on instead of what ails you. Be sure to excuse yourself from your family for 30 minutes to be alone in order to really concentrate. Laurie advised DBT steps. She couldn't be more right. Marsha Linehan has authored some books on DBT & you can purchase these from Amazon for not more than $30. Having to deal with this is understandably difficult but necessary; just don't run away from it. Laurie steered you right & she & I are ready to listen.
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