Overcoming Bipolar Disorder Accompanied By Frequent Self-harm?
In 2017, I was diagnosed with bipolar disorder with feelings or mood changes. Changes in uncertain times, sometimes when people should be happy I cry instead, and strangely, when my parents died I was not sad, but nothing happened, and every time I get pressure, I want to injure myself, and when I see blood that comes out through my body, suddenly I’m relieved and calm, it’s been a long time since the doctor relapsed, but lately it has recurred again, because of the pressure that I feel again, what should I do doctor, while d around me or my family do not understand what I feel,?
Good evening, thanks for asking at HealthReplies.com. We understand your feelings. Indeed the challenge for people with mental disorders especially in Indonesia is the lack of people who really understand and care about the importance of mental health, even from those closest to them. The problem is, this view can actually make it harder for people with mental disorders to recover.
So regarding your case, ideally the people around you should be educated, to better understand you, and create an environment that does not trigger disturbances in yourself that are vulnerable. However, because we cannot always get the ideal situation, the advice you can do now is to see your psychiatrist again. This will certainly be much easier to do because it is not related to other people, just enough awareness and your own will to consult a psychiatrist. Your psychiatrist will also assess, what makes your condition triggered again, whether the diagnosis remains the same as bipolar disorder or other disorders, and how to prevent this condition from recurring later, perhaps by teaching you relaxation techniques or something.
Meanwhile at home, whatever the reason you want to hurt yourself, rest assured that it is not the right decision and will not solve your problem. Respect yourself by understanding that no matter how bad other people treat you, no matter how bad the incident you experience, it does not determine your value. Love yourself, do positive things, and check yourself immediately. So, hopefully answering your question.