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When Emotions Feel Like a Rollercoaster: Understanding EUPD

Hey there! Do you ever feel like your emotions are like a wild rollercoaster that you cannot control? Like one moment you are feeling on top of the world, and the next you are drowning in sadness or anger? If these intense ups and downs are making life feel bad, you might be experiencing something called Emotionally Unstable Personality Disorder, or EUPD for short.
EUPD is a condition that affects the way you think, feel, and relate to others. It is not your fault, and it does not mean anything is “wrong” with you. It just means that your brain is wired a little differently, and you might need some extra support to navigate life’s challenges.

When you have EUPD, you might:

  • Feel like your emotions are always cranked up to 100, and it is hard to find a middle ground
  • Have a tough time controlling angry outbursts or impulsive behaviours
  • Worry a lot about being abandoned or rejected by others
  • Feel unsure about who you are or what you want in life
  • Engage in risky or self-destructive behaviours when emotions feel overwhelming
  • Have relationships that are really intense but also unstable

For girls with EUPD, it can sometimes be harder for others to recognize what’s going on. They might:

  • Be really good at masking or hiding their struggles by acting “normal” around others
  • Be seen as “dramatic,” “oversensitive,” or “attention-seeking” rather than genuinely struggling
  • Have a harder time getting diagnosed or finding support because of stereotypes about girls and emotions

But here is the thing: no matter your gender, your feelings are real, valid, and deserving of support. You are not alone, and there are people who understand what you are going through.

At Viam Tuam, there are compassionate experts who specialize in helping young people with EUPD. They can work with you to:

  • Learn healthy ways to cope with intense emotions
  • Build self-esteem and a strong sense of identity
  • Navigate relationships and set healthy boundaries
  • Process past hurts or traumas that might be fuelling your emotional storms
  • Create a crisis plan for when things feel too overwhelming to handle alone

Living with EUPD can be tough, but with the right support, you can learn to ride the waves of your emotions with more ease and confidence. You have so many incredible strengths and talents, and your sensitivity and depth of feeling can be a real gift when channelled in healthy ways.
Remember, you are not your diagnosis, and you are so much more than your struggles. At Viam Tuam, we see your inherent worth and potential, and we are here to walk alongside you on your journey towards healing and thriving.
So do not be afraid to reach out for help, lean on your loved ones, and most importantly, be kind and patient with yourself.

You’ve got this, and we’ve got your back.