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Wed Sep 4, 2019, 01:54 PM

5. Nobody chooses to be mentally ill, but for those who are, perception is their reality.

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My daughter who have been diagnosed schizoaffective with borderline personality disorder has had trouble with spitting issues. Last summer she claimed when getting off the bus a guy spit on her or when she walks past a car the guy in the car spits on her. I know people spit, but when they do she perceives them as spitting at her.l
The irony is that she ends up spitting herself at others and when she spits at cops they put a mask on her and she doesn't understand why. She is under a state Chapter 51 psychiatric hold so if she is picked up they know enough to take her to the hospital and not to jail,

With her BPD where things are black and white, I am the hero who is awesome and her mother is the villain. I live an hour from her and our visits go well. Her mother lives 6 hours away and the last time she visited my daughter seemed to really be looking forward to it but her mother ended up being hours later than she initially said she would be there and evidently things deteriorated quickly with my daughter screaming at her mom, telling her to take her back to the group home where she lives, and...spitting on her mother, who was emotionally devastated by all of it.
Her mother is a mental health professional herself but for some reason she blames our daughter when she behaves this way like she is choosing to be like that. It's hard to understand.

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