Anonymous said: Hi - I'm a 16 yr old female and I have been told ( after two years of therapy, medication and suicide attempts that required hospitalizations) that have bpd, I have been off my meds and not seeing a therapist for four months now. I feel still very depressed but I don't make any type of attempts to hurt my self anymore. I made some research about my condition and I have come to realization that I will get worse it I don't get help. The problem - parents won't let me get help. Can you help me?
I am so proud of you for not hurting yourself anymore- that takes a lot of strength. BPD (I’m assuming you are abbreviating Borderline Personality Disorder but I will cover Bipolar Disorder as well). Both of these conditions REALLY benefit from therapy. At first, therapy and medication would focus on crisis intervention, then a lot of processing the past, and then management therapy. Once you reach that management stage (and you’ll know when you do, it might take months or years), it is safe to cut down therapy sessions to maybe once a month/two months.
Why won’t your parents let you get help? You can also speak to someone at your school about this. Many schools have Social Workers or Guidance Counselors on staff.