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April 2019 Sanctuary Meeting – 9 April

Our next Sanctuary meeting is Tuesday, April 9, from 4 to 6pm in the Administration and Learning Services Building at Glenside Health Services, 226 Fullarton Road, Glenside (in the south western corner of the campus)

New members are welcome.

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March 2019 Sanctuary Meeting – Dr Robin L. Kissell

Dr. Robin L. Kissell MD is the Director of the Borderline Personality Disorder Initiative, Semel Institute, UCLA.   

At our March meeting, we listened to this recording of her excellent talk:

‘Understanding and Helping Loved Ones with Borderline Personality Disorder’

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November 2018 Sanctuary Meeting – Just Us

The November Sanctuary meeting was on Tuesday, November 13, from 4 to 6pm at Skylight, 5 Cooke Tce Wayville.

Video Educational Session

Emerging BPD and Youth Working Group

Floorplan of the new BPD Centre on Greenhill Rd

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October 2018 Sanctuary Meeting – Kirsty Burns

Kirsty Burns was the Guest Speaker at our Sanctuary meeting on Tuesday, October 9.

Kirsty Burns works in the Short stay Unit (Mental Health) at Flinders Medical Centre . She explained what happens in the Emergency Department when we take our family member there, who gets to see them to assess them and how do they get to see a psychiatrist, if at all. To help us understand how the system works and whether our expectations are unrealistic to fit in with hospital protocol and reduce some of the frustrations we experience.

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Opening Event – BPD Awareness Week – 3 October 2018

The Opening Event of BPD Awareness Week 2018 on Wednesday 3rd October 2018

Opened by SA Minister of Health Stephen Wade MLC and addressed by Tammy Franks, Greens MLC. Lived experience advocates Aaron and Tanya spoke about BPD and their paths to recovery.

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September 2018 Sanctuary Meeting – What makes caring for BPD loved ones unique?

The Sanctuary meeting on Tuesday, September 11 was run by Tony, Denise and Michael

What makes caring for a loved one diagnosed with BPD a unique experience? BPD is different from other mental illnesses such as Bipolar disorder, Schizophrenia or depression etc. in that these illnesses are treatable with medication (as long as the person takes their meds of course!. BPD is different in that meds don’t help the BPD issues like abandonment, rage and self-harm among of course others.

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2018 National BPD Conference – Recordings

Recordings from the conference have been published by the Australian BPD Foundation. Sponsored by Australian BPD Foundation: The 8th Annual National Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) Conference, 10-11 September 2018 at the Hotel Grand Chancellor Brisbane,...

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This website is produced by members of the Sanctuary Support Group. We are not mental health professionals nor clinicians.  We are ordinary people who care for someone with BPD. This website is a collection of information that we have found helpful or of interest in the context of our own lived experiences. The content of this website is not a substitute for independent professional advice, diagnosis or treatment.