Why we must start trying to help “Cluster B” people instead of stigmatizing them.

Down the Rabbit Hole

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Today I received an email from someone who invited me to participate in a new Facebook group.  This is a private group that is brainstorming ways to help people with Cluster B disorders, including the “dreaded” NPD.  Although I’m not very active on Facebook and normally avoid the victim-support groups, I’m making an exception for this one because it addresses something I feel strongly about but doesn’t seem to be a popular opinion.

Instead of writing a new article about why we must stop dismissing or demonizing people with Cluster B disorders as “incurable demonic perpetrators,” I’m just going to copy and paste her email to me (leaving out identifying information) and my reply.

I’m so glad I’m not the only person in the world who feels called on a mission to help people suffering from Cluster B disorders, who are victims also.  If Cluster B people (who are willing)…

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Recovering from BPD and C-PTSD due to narcissistic abuse from childhood. Married to a sociopath for 20 years. Proud INFJ, Enneagram type 4w5. Animal lover, music lover, cat mom, unapologetic geek, fan of the absurd, progressive Catholic, mom to 2, mental illness stigma activist, anti-Trumper. #RESISTANCE
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7 Responses to Why we must start trying to help “Cluster B” people instead of stigmatizing them.

  1. nowve666 says:

    Small world. I recently joined a group on Facebook called Cluster B Personality Disorders only my group is for people who have the “disorders” not people trying to help us. Are there any Bees in your group aside from you?

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  2. The point is that bottom line we were all created innocent and equal and everyone deserves empathy, even if we have to set boundaries to protect ourselves. You are so right in realizing that these people were abused as children as well, their pathologies triggered by undeserved trauma and suppressed grief. They are deserving of help and probably are not culpable for everything they do. Treating narcissists like non humans can never be the answer. However, be careful, as sociopaths are more common than diabetics in this world, and even trained psychiatrists have trouble discerning when they are lying and when they are not. Be careful your empathy for others does not re-endanger yourself and those you love. My mother was a narcissistic sociopath personality. No one but me and my father realize to this day how dangerous she can be.

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