Crisis Intervention Training: How a Police Program Can Save Lives
Sometimes psychiatric symptoms can cause an encounter with the police. Sadly, these encounters don't always bode well for the person with a mental illness. More Than Borderline's Becky Oberg talks about how specialized training can save lives by teaching police officers how to deal with people in a psychiatric crisis.
Oberg, B. (2013, April 30). Crisis Intervention Training: How a Police Program Can Save Lives, HealthyPlace. Retrieved on 2022, August 16 from https://www.healthyplace.com/blogs/borderline/2013/04/crisis-intervention-training-how-a-police-program-can-save-lives
Author: Becky Oberg
I used to read the Healthy Place blogs a few years ago, and found them to be a really good source of information about what mental illness is really like.
Although unrelated to this posting, I was wanting to ask your opinion about something. Recently a psychiatrist told me that "people with borderline personality disorder have a harder time than other people [in understanding other people]". I was really hurt and offended, as I don't think that that's true at all, and promotes the stigma of BPD, and was a horrific thing for a psychiatrist to say. Although she's since apologised (but hasn't said that she doesn't really think that), she doesn't seem to think of it as big of a deal as I do. I asked a friend of mine if she thought it's true what the psychiatrist said, but she hasn't responded (I asked though text), and I don't want to ask again, because I think it might have upset her.
Basically, I'm wondering, do you think it's true what the psychiatrist said about people with BPD, and do you think it's a big deal that she made a negative generalisation about people with BPD?
Nice answers in return of this question with solid arguments and
telling everything concerning that.