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My name is Amy Lou, and this is my story

I am 27 and I struggle with Borderline Personality Disorder

I entered the mental health system at age 11 when i started self harming. I was diagnosed with depression and anxiety. I have been in and out of counselling, on more medications that i care to remember and have been admitted to hospital a number of times from both suicide attempts and self harm. In the past few weeks I have finally been diagnosed with Borderline Personality Disorder… and i am so relieved. I am relieved because what i have experience for so long finally makes sense, all those "personality traits" that i thought meant i was just really messed up actually exist for a reason. I still struggle with self harm, and have had a couple of suicide attempts, but i feel like I am finally on track for getting the help I need. As a result I went and got a tattoo today, joining the semicolon project officially!

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