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Caroline Syrie
Name Caroline Syrie
Joined 466 days ago
Hobbies Reading, movies, music,games
About Me I'm 51 and I've been watching you since the beginning and I thank God for someone like you on tv. I saw the show today with Jennifer Aniston and Bryce Howard concerning mental illness and I would like to say Bravo!
Caroline Syrie
Jennifer Aniston, Bryce Dallas Howard, Brittany Snow
466 days ago

Hi Ellen,
Loved your show today with Bryce Howard on mental illness, I'm 51 and I've been diagnosed with what is called being BORDERLINE.
I've lived with this for over 40 years and of course in the 60's, 70's and even the 80's the subject of mental illness was taboo. So you can imagine the life I've had, trouble keeping a job, trouble in my relationships ect. Mainly, the problem is that I have no filter when I talk, I say what I think, I have highs and lows that I couldn't explain, to be honest at one point in my life, I thought that I was crazy, people kept telling me to be more diplomatic, less honest etc..
Anyways, after many many years, I tried to take my life because I felt that I was useless and taking up breathing space.
But God didn't want me yet, so I saw doctors and finally I found a great doctor who went further in trying to find what was my problem and you wouldn't believe how I felt when we realised that I had mental issues ( I was laughing, because in the test questions, I recognised myself and felt so relieved to see that I was not crazy after all). If I would have been diagnosed earlier, my life would have beewn completely diffirent, but at least now I know and I'm in psychotherapy and I'm seeing the light at the end of the tunnel, and when I get a job that I can keep, you can be certain that I will come and see your show. I think your are the greatest.
Again kudos on today's show and hopefully the subject of mental illness will become an open topic because I feel that people are not well informed on the subject (which is a shame).
You know there are functioning alcoolics and I was a functioning mental person so people just thought that I was over the top and not dealing with something that I couldn't control.
So thank you for making me laugh and feel good, you are the greatest ever. Love Caroline xx