Healing vs. Stopping the Pain

Interesting article from a former sufferer of borderline personality disorder on healing versus stopping the pain. A quick blurb:

So, in healing, it is necessary to face the pain of your past, the pain that you are currently in and the pain that you will come to know when you can see how the choices you’ve made to protect yourself have effected not only your life but the lives of those around you, especially the lives of those who tried to care, to love and to help you. There is a profound grief that must be waded through in the quest for one’s authentic self.