How sad it is to see my older and one and only sister ends up in mental asylum after 20 years of struggling with this ailment
Her BPD started on her last year in the university. She suddenly become depressed, stopped eating & sleeping at 19 years old. My parents brought her to a doctor and she was given medications (akinetone & another med which I forgot its name). During the early years her episodes were few (once or twice a year only). I tried to help her finish her studies but after few months in school she would have her episodes.
She also became promiscuous and got pregnant by a bum several years younger than her. I raised her child (now 10 years old) because her cycles of mania and depression became more frequent afterward.
She lived with my parents in the province and since my father was also sickly money was scarce to buy any medicine for her. I was a full time mother to 3 kids then so I can't help her financially.
During the last 5 years she became violent to my parents so they wanted to put her to the mental asylum to get the medical attention that she needs and we her family cannot provide for her.
One month before my father died from an asthma attack, he placed her in the mental asylum under a criminal case (that's the only way she can get in for free otherwise fees for her stay is too high for my parents to afford with a meager income).
Two months from now she will be on her 2nd year of confinement.
I have desire to take her home but I have young children and my husband definitely doesn't want her near us because of her history of violence during her episodes.
I hope someday we can all be together again.