HELP ME TO HELP HER HEAL – GOAL R 60 000
I urgently need to help a family member who has been diagnosed with BPD (Borderline Personality Disorder). She was sexually assaulted at 14. Endured an abusive relationship for 7 years. Last year she was diagnosed with BPD. It is a mental disorder brought on by trauma, with the highest suicide rate of all the mental illnesses. She suffers from anxiety, depression and PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder) .
It is often very difficult for BPD sufferers to hold down a regular job. They suffer from almost constant mental anguish and fear of abandonment along with other debilitating symptoms that makes every day a mental struggle (I have added links for anyone who would like to know more).
Among other challenges, I am trying to provide a stable home environment for her and her child. I nearly lost her last month. It wasn’t her 1st attempt but her almost most successful one to date. I never want to see her on a ventilator in ICU again. It’s heart-breaking and has been an extremely traumatic event for which we are receiving counselling through a non-profit organisation. I cannot bear the thought of losing her.
Anti-depressants don’t do much for this condition but therapy has been proven to be the most effective way to manage this condition. If that fails, she would need to spend time in a psychiatric hospital. I don’t want it to come to that, if at all possible.
There is hope though. With regular therapy; Dialectical behaviour therapy (DBT), Schema-focused therapy (SFT) and psychotherapy, BPD can be controlled and she CAN have some form of a normal life and be the wonderful mother she has been and needs to be.
I am passionate about raising awareness for all BPD sufferers and those who struggle with mental illness. But I cannot manage the costs on my own at present.
Cost involved are:
- Treatment – this can range from R400 per session for a therapist to over
- R1000 per session for a psychologist. Long term treatment in a facility can cost up to R100 000 for 6 months.
- Living costs – In order to secure a flat for us, the deposit, first months rental and some sort of cushioning and emergency funding for treatment and ongoing therapy for her, I am asking for R60, 000.00.
Please help me to help her.
Any donations would be greatly appreciated.
Thanking you in advance.
Link : South African Depression Group BPD diagnosis and treatment https://www.sacap.edu.za/blog/counselling/borderline-personality-disorder/?fbclid=IwAR3abp4xaq93W-U_mKc7XLu5hi7TswqYIQw7IF53UfLFjJdTcxu4IFYURJY
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