I am writing as a mother of a daughter who has borderline personality disorder. After sixteen years of addiction (many people who are undiagnosed turn to drugs or alcohol), she is in recovery and dealing with a dual diagnosis which is difficult for both the alcoholic and family members who watch helplessly as their loved one struggles through recovery. Many celebrities admit to addiction issues but mental health issues are still kept in the dark. My daughter is a beautiful, intelligent person both inside and out but her future remains shaky due to the stigma that exists in our society. The stigma affects the healthcare that she isn’t getting at the moment that would allow her to hold a full-time job and even better yet, have long-term relationships.
At this moment, I am wringing my hands as her phone has been turned off and I am unable to reach her. This is my story.