[quote="Holly3278, post:1, topic:242549"]
Hey everyone. My priest told me that because I have Borderline Personality Disorder which causes a lot of impulsiveness that he doesn't know if I am even able to commit a mortal sin or not. He thinks it reduces my culpability to the point where sins I commit are not mortal. What do you think?
I have a daughter with mental illness. She is a teenager and was originally diagnosed with Reactive Attachment Disorder when she was 14. Now the psych changed her diagnosis to Borderline Personality Disorder. I was told it was because the DSM V is phasing out RAD and I was told by another provider that SSD and Medicaid do not cover RAD in adults.
Anyway, her culpability is in question. There are some behaviors that she cannot control. She is learning how to cope and the transition from children's services to adult services frighten all of us.
One thing that has helped was receiving the anointing of the sick. Also several people in my parish dedicated a novena to St. Dymphna and I invoke her intercession often.
I do not know what mortal sin concerns you so much. If you plan to go out shoplifting, that seems to be a mortal sin. If you come home from a trip to the pharmacy and find you have shampoo and nail polish and cookies in your purse, because you compulsively steal, that would not probably be a mortal sin, rather a venial sin. Only you and your priest know this. Trust your priest. Do not obsess about going to hell. Receive the sacraments often.
God Bless You
P.S. You probably qualify for vocational rehab services and remedial services through state and federal aid and a lot of therapists do take medicaid. My parish office had a worker who researched counselors and mental health providers for us. It helped a lot in the process of admitting my daughter for residential treatment.