Tina lived in a time when there was no name or diagnosis for mental illnesses nor an understanding of the various types of mental ailments and treatment for them. As the years passed, the medical science of mind matters, psychiatry, and help for dysfunctional personalities came into its own. Today, in our modern world, there is help and medical professionals trained to work in the field of the human mind. So many trigger points and causes lead to these behavior patterns—from trauma to the simple struggle of living day by day with all that this brings to us.
Some of us are more resilient, more able to deal with stress and strain. Many are not for a variety of reasons and causes. Please consider her story, and if you identify with her or you see that your loved one or a family member does, please be brave and reach out for help. Make the choice deliberately and on purpose to get the help you need. Don’t waste time waiting for later and, while you do, destroy those around you and your own chance to be happy and to heal.