“Please, tell me more about my own Goddamn experiences”

Well this really struck a chord; unfortunately I think it will with anyone suffering from mental illnesses, and especially those with the more stigmatized ones such as personality disorders. I genuinely couldn’t even begin to count the amount of times that mental health professionals, with confidence and certainty, tell me rather than ask me (AKA guessing) what life experiences I’ve had that cause me to be unwell and what my motivations for doing certain things are; about 90% of the time they are wrong but insistent.

Please, anyone out there, don’t make an ASS-of-U-and-ME…simply ASK, LISTEND and BELIEVE.

(Thanks @EffinBirds for the pertinent image!)

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