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Here are two important posts presented April 29, 2011 that form a beginning foundation for understanding the topics presented on this blog:
+IMPORTANT NEW RESEARCH ON ‘EXECUTIVE FUNCTION’ OF THE BRAIN – AND INFANT EXPERIENCE IMPACTS THESE ABILITIES
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Note added December 28, 2011: Please pardon me while I vent. To the many blog commenters who write to me: “Can you simplify this information for me?” — I need to say: THINK PEOPLE! THINK! THINK FOR YOURSELF! Nobody can sleep for you or pee for you or eat for you or walk for you — and nobody can THINK FOR YOU! Wake UP people! THINK! What has happened to people that they never learned that they have the power to THINK? What if they had never learned they had the power to roll over, to sit up, to crawl, to walk, to run, to skip, to dance? ARE YOU DEAD? Because I KNOW you are not STUPID!
What to remember
Many of us now see ourselves as strong and resourceful people, able to handle our past and our present lives with joy as well as pain and sorrow.
Some of the material contained on this blog may be triggering material to those with histories of trauma and abuse. Please exercise caution when reading. I am not responsible for any consequences to others as a result of them having read my writings.
Prevalence and incidence statistics for Borderline Personality Disorder:
See also prevalence and incidence page for Borderline Personality Disorder
Prevalence of Borderline Personality Disorder: 2 percent of adults (NIMH)
Prevalance Rate: approx 1 in 50 or 2.00% or 5.4 million people in USA [about data]
Incidence (annual) of Borderline Personality Disorder: 3,019 annual cases in Victora 1996 (DHS-VIC)
Incidence Rate: approx 1 in 1,510 or 0.07% or 180,074 people in USA [about data]
Incidence extrapolations for USA for Borderline Personality Disorder: 180,074 per year, 15,006 per month, 3,462 per week, 493 per day, 20 per hour, 0 per minute, 0 per second. Note: this extrapolation calculation uses the incidence statistic: 3,019 annual cases in Victora 1996 (DHS-VIC)
Prevalance of Borderline Personality Disorder: BPD is more common, affecting 2 percent of adults, mostly young women. (Source: excerpt from Borderline Personality Disorder: NIMH)
Also please note that I have 5 siblings who will confirm the truth about my experiences of extreme abuse during my childhood.
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April 10, 2009
Most simply put, Stop the Storm© refers to creating opportunities to change the effects that traumatic experiences have had on our lives.
I want to begin the process of talking about the intergenerational transmission of unresolved trauma by sharing something my mother wrote in 1960 in one of her Alaskan homesteading journals. She describes this dream:
MY MOTHER’S DREAM – March 29, 1960
The whole family was out walking and suddenly we looked up to see a dark rainbow appear – then it got bright and behind it a skyline appeared outlining massive dormed buildings such as I’ve never seen and skyscraper bldgs – then it all disappeared and a big wind came.
We realized it was a hurricane. We could hardly stand up against the wind. We saw big apt bldgs on the sides of the streets but the entrances faced another street and we were on the wrong side. The wind grew stronger – finally a door appeared and we went in the bldg and the person asked us what was wrong? We told her of the great wind but as we pointed outside – all was silent and the wind was gone … and I awoke.
Growing up in Boston, my mother had experience with storms related to the sea. But even in her homesteading notebooks there are descriptions of powerful winds across the mountain that threatened to blow our sectioned canvas portable Jamesway away. She believed they came with increased force because we had cleared trees from the land and exposed for the winds a tunnel-like pathway.
But there was more than the wind fed to my troubled mother when she was young. I will describe more of this later. For now I wanted to offer this ‘vision’ from my terribly abused and abusive mother’s words. We will be exploring trauma and the continued storms it creates in peoples’ lives on down the generations. We have to find a way to stop this storm.
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