Day 4 of Borderline Personality Disorder Awareness Month.
In the description of yesterday's piece, I made reference to
disassociation, another symptom of BPD. Disassociation could also be
called detachment or numbness, and it happens when someone becomes so
overcome with painful emotions they can't manage them. Sometimes it's
conscious, but it's often unconscious and nearly involuntary. Because
it results in the numbing of the mind and emotions, it can reduce the
person's inhibitions, making it much easier for them to make choices
they otherwise might not, such as abusing alcohol or drugs, or
self-injuring or attempting suicide. To find out more about BPD, see
this page on my tumblr:
the font is by Manfred Klein.
(I kinda want to print this one and use it as a coloring page...)