//PTSD is not something you can /fix/.
> Hasn’t anyone informed you that if you believe something cannot be fixed, then you become blind to every opportunity to resolve/fix it? Or perhaps you prefer some other word instead of ‘fix’? O_O
And I have repeatedly used the word ‘study’. I am not just asking you to take advice from other people, but to ‘study’ them, to ‘study’ and ‘understand’ their behaviour. @huggable-cactus (studying is not the same as just taking advice.)
//but to tell someone with PTSD to learn from the people who didn’t get it seems weird.//
> Rinse… its the reason ‘why’ they didn’t get it… what they ‘should’ be studying.
Let’s say ‘A’ went through a traumatic event, and didn’t suffer from a PTSD, but was completely okay after the traumatic event.
‘B’ went through a traumatic event, got really devastated and depressed, and started suffering from PTSD.
The reason why ‘A’ didn’t suffer the consequence as ‘B’, is the key to understanding the solution to the problem. That really doesn’t make sense? Is my explanation that horrible?
//It sounds almost like it’s their fault for not preparing for it.//
> If people don’t consider that they are responsible for their current state in life, then they lose the power to do anything about it.
It doesn’t matter who is at fault… if there is a problem that concerns me, than I have to say “It is my fault.” (to a degree) so that I can take responsibility for it.
~ When someone comes to me for help, then in my perspective, i believe i’m responsible for producing the change. But that should be ‘my’ perspective only. (not the other person’s.)
If the person who i’m helping thinks that they are not responsible for their problem, then they would hand all power to me, and this perspective would be their fundamental issue before anything else, that is stopping them from resolving their issues.
//Can’t they just get help for it?//
> What do you mean can’t they just get help for it? Genuine help, (considering psychological issues) comes from helping yourself. To properly help yourself, you require ‘knowledge’. For that of course, you may require help of others.
Of course if you don’t really want to solve your problem, and just want a magic pill (medication) to resolve it. Then yes, they can get help for it… but that’s not genuine help.
Every sort of ‘sickness’, or ‘deviation from standard protocol’ of how a human body function, or mental illness… is a ‘feedback’ mechanism, to tell a person what they should, or should not be doing.
If you rinse, (for-example) go out and hurt small children, and keep doing that. You would start feeling super stressed, that stress would evolve and you would start feeling sick, you would have trouble sleeping… and with time as you keep doing it, your condition will get worse and worse.
Either you ‘stop’ doing the thing you are not suppose to, or you take a medicine to shut off that part of your brain that makes you stress about it. If someone gives you a ‘medicine’, then I think that won’t be ‘genuine’ help. If someone tells you, ‘stop hurting childrens’, then that would be ‘information’… if you practice it, then you ‘help yourself’, and that’s genuine help.
// I’m not saying that their input will *always* be good. I’m saying that for you to dismiss it altogether is ableist and demonizing.//
> I deeply apologize on that. I agree with you. My wording was bad, to say that you ‘should’ ignore/dismiss it completely. It would have been better to say, that it should be very down in the ‘consideration’ list.
//I think you are focusing too much on fixing, and forgetting the importance of *coping* //
> If ‘coping’ means that you are not actually resolving the issue completely, but just temporarily ‘managing it’ and reducing the ‘severity’ of it…
Then I agree, fixing is my focus. As far as ‘coping’ is concerned… yes this community is being successful, I have to admit.
But if the community only helps with coping, then people with social anxiety two years ago, (who have been coming here) will still be most likely having it today. Coping would just lessen the severity of it going worse, and making it easier to live through it.
~ I have come to terms that… helping other people ‘cope’ is the purpose of this site, fixing is not. So I apologize for not understanding that that, I thank you rinse, mariko and silent radience to have explained that to me, and hence you won’t see another post like this from me again. (because the purpose is positive and amazing, and I have no reason to against it.)
//Which can be a *lifelong* rollercoster, based on stressors and variation in meds; //
> you brought up meds again… just curious, have you seen anyone who because of medication, got their issue ‘resolved’ and stopped using medication?
//you don’t get good advice and fix BPD, or a chronic illness.//
> The only reason the ‘advice’ may not work is because information (carried in the advice) is not getting across to the person with the illness. (which is mostly the case.)
A female (with a mental disorder) was walking naked in her prison cell. And she wouldn’t say a word .
A psychologist was called to take a look at her condition, and what he did was that… he didn’t just give advice in normal language and see if it went across or not. He didn’t just force medication into her…
he actually stripped himself naked and copied her behaviour. He started walking around in the prison cell like she was. Started acting like she did… Then she (the prisoner) herself started talking to the psychologist.