Tami green borderline personality disorder test
"Tami is supportive of others, listens carefully, and provides excellent information” (❤️ Dr. Bateman. -Tami)
— ANTHONY W. BATEMAN, MD CONSULTANT PSYCHIATRIST IN PSYCHOTHERAPY AT UNIVERSITY COLLEGE, LONDON
5. Recurrent suicidal behavior, gestures or threats, or self-mutilating behavior.
(I attempted suicide several times. This is not manipulative behavior. When you feel like this, it feels like suffering beyond comprehension. Sometimes we cut because it makes us relieves the pain. To understand: think of your very worst day, replayed over and over, and intensified 1000x. That’s what we deal with every single day. -Tami)
Patients with recurrent suicide attempts or threats or episodes of self-harm are commonly seen in the emergency department and in psychiatric assessments.Between 60% and 78% of patients with the disorder have shown suicidal behaviors, with more than 90% engaging in self-harm. Persistent cutting as a way of regulating emotions is a characteristic feature of the disorder, as are recurrent overdoses related to stressful events. Recurrent presentation to the emergency department because of suicidality is suggestive of the diagnosis, with almost half of such patients meeting the diagnostic criteria for borderline personality disorder.* According to the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fifth Edition by the American Psychiatric Association, this is one of the nine criteria used to diagnosis BPD.
Conclusion: BPD has a 10% completed suicide rate. Why? Because your thoughts rarely ever let you out of the hell and suffering we feel. And our behaviors make those we love so deeply leave us and we can’t find a way out. I’m so sorry, I hurt for you. I hurt for those you hurt. And I have dedicated my life to helping you. BPD is so highly treatable. You just have to know HOW. I can show you. And I work with those who feel suicidal every single day and help them get through it and create a beautiful life.
"Tami Green…is to be applauded for her banner of hope… that a happy, meaningful life with BPD is possible."
— PERRY HOFFMAN, PHD
PRESIDENT, THE NATIONAL EDUCATION ALLIANCE FOR BORDERLINE PERSONALITY DISORDER (NEA-BPD)
"Tami Green's life story of Borderline Personality Disorder recovery offers hope and inspiration.”
— BLAISE A. AGUIRRE, MD
STAFF PSYCHIATRIST AT MCLEAN HOSPITAL AND AN INSTRUCTOR IN PSYCHIATRY AT HARVARD MEDICAL SCHOOL