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Caring for Someone with BPD

Sanctuary members regularly contribute to this blog with information of interest to Carers of people with BPD.
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Christmas Wishes 2018

Dear Sanctuary members. My granddaughters tell me it is only three more sleeps till Christmas morning so it is definitely time I wrote to you all with my Christmas thoughts and wishes. I must admit I have been struggling with how to wish you...

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Self-harm and BPD, from Gunderson and Hoffman Publication

Suicidal and Self-Injurious Behaviour in Borderline Personality Disorder Barbara Stanley, Ph.D. Beth S. Brodsky, Ph.D.   Deliberately inflicted self-harm in the context of borderline personality disorder (BPD) can be disturbing, frightening, and shame provoking to...

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Self Care Strategies

This offering comes from the 2018 BPD Awareness Week campaign, from the Australian BPD Foundation collaborating with many other groups that support Australians with Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD).

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Thoughts for Carers, by Robert Trett

Thoughts for Carers from Robert Trett, of Spectrum Personality Disorder Service, Victoria Criticism turns off hearing Threats fall on deaf ears Love and encouragement offer the strongest hope We cling to the belief that if we prop someone up for long enough, he or she...

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Validation Vs Tough Love

At times, carers of people living with BPD have asked me if tough love is what they should be doing to help the person they care for, to make them "grow up", or to give them ultimatums if they don't change their behaviours. I have always answered that...

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Christmas Thoughts

Hi Everyone, Bob and I struggled with our Christmas message to you all, trying to find the right words to let you know we were thinking of you all at this time of the year, and most of all to help those of you who are apprehensive about Christmas to...

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The Nine Diagnostic Criteria, Explained

Recently added to the website from the Archives – 2016

There are nine diagnostic symptoms in the DSM.

This article explores what the nine symptoms of BPD mean for carers and families.

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May 2013 Sanctuary Meeting – Dr Martha Kent

Recently added to the Website
From the Archives – 2013

Dr Martha Kent was Guest Speaker at the Sanctuary meeting on Tuesday, May 13, 2013.

She spoke about managing anger (a symptom which is experienced by some people with BPD)

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