1 in 4 of us will experience mental illness at some point in our lives, in many communities, this is a well-known and understood statistic however in some ethnic minority groups, mental illness is simply defined as madness. Therefore, how information is shared must be tailored to these communities, our team have spent months developing online resources tailored for the Mirpuri community living in Peterborough.
Emotional Unstable Personality Disorder (EUPD) or borderline personality disorder is a chronic serious mental illness. Defined by a range of symptoms including the following
- With emotional dysregulation, you may feel intense emotions and at times feel unable to process feelings in a way that helps promote healthy relationships
- The fear of people leaving you means that you will do anything to stop that from happening
- Feelings of loneliness and isolation
- You feel unable to create, sustain or maintain healthy stable relationships
- You act impulsively and feel intense guilt afternoon, impulsive behaviour can be in the form of self-harming and suicidal thoughts
- Difficult feelings and behaviours towards others
- Difficult feelings and behaviours towards yourself.
- Alcohol and substance misuse
There is no clear understanding of the reason why people have these difficulties however scientists think that trauma or stressful life events and genetic factors are risk factors for EUPD.
Mental health treatment is focused on managing crises, short medication treatment and psychological support.
If you think that you or someone you know is at risk of harming themselves you contact emergency services, for mental health services dial 111 and select option 2.