Natasha Sinclair

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Canada lacking healthcare for Borderline Personality Disorder in small towns

I live near the Bay of Quinte and I was diagnosed with Borderline Personality Disorder almost 8 years ago. Since I've been diagnosed with my disorder I still have never actually MET another borderline that is as recovered as I am. The problem lies within the system around here. The closest clinic for treatment is over 2 hours away and it is outpatient only. I realize what needs to be done to recover and that is DBT but it's hard to do when it's not available here at all. Or even around here.
This may have something to do with the fact I have YET to met a recovered Borderline in my area. Canada needs to wake up and pay attention to it's small rural towns and cities on more than just the topic of Bi-polar and Schizophrenia.
Borderline Personality Disorder is just as serious of a mental illness and it needs the attention that it so terribly deserves in small town in Canada.

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    Mar 23 2014: Still not the same . It would be nice to have weekly support groups in the small towns. Really what I'm talking about is the fact that there is also very little awareness about BPD. When I first was diagnosed I had never heard of it before. Nor did I get any DBT therapy. It's not available in my area and the closest place is 2 hours away.
    I have done pretty much all I can except for stand outside MHS with a picket sign saying so, which sounds pretty good at this point. emails, letters, etc.
    Call me an activist but someone needs to stand up and say it
  • Mar 22 2014: How about care via the internet?
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    Mar 14 2014: We have the same issue in Washington DC ...