I am 17 and was diagnosed with borderline personality disorder and depression. Life seems like it just gets in the way. Like nothing will go right. I am sad all the time and feel completely worthless. Then I got accepted early decision to a prestigious ivy league university. Not only was I accepted, my tuition was completely covered by academic scholarships. All 80,000 of it for 4 years. I am ecstatic. Mental health will not define me.
I lived with my mother for years not knowing that she had a mental illness. Things were constantly chaotic. Sometimes she would angry And the next she would be fine. She gave me conditional love as she treated me well only when I did things her way and she never took responsibility for anything she did wrong. It made it ten times worst that she was catholic and carribean which just added on to her whole package as a person. I’m am recovering from years and years of living with a big personality mother with borderline personality. Due to soley living with her, I dropped out of high school, went to four high schools, have had social and academic problems, have struggled a lot emotionally as well to other childhoosd traumas and chaos. I pray and hope that others in my situation and similar to my situation will heal fron their childhood wounds over time. I know how hard it is! Trust me! Much love, hope, and strength to all of you!
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