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Living with BPD

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When Living with Borderline Personality Disorder is Exhausting – The Mighty Blog Post

Living with borderline personality disorder (BPD) is exhausting.

It’s like living on an emotional roller coaster 24 hours a day, seven days a week. You just don’t know how you will wake up or what triggers you’ll have to face during the day — these can be anything from words to sights to thoughts.

Emotions fly into your head fast, and before you even really think about it, you’ve totally catastrophized whatever started the thought in the first place.

Or on the other side of the scale, you feel absolutely nothing at all, just emptiness.

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Children who have a Parent with Mental Illness

Some members support a child or grandchild whose parent has been diagnosed with, or has symptoms of BPD.
I know this causes more distress for you as you try to give the best care to the little one (or sometimes not so little!!)

Here are links to some information that may help you in your care for childen or grandchildren.
Judy

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Mental Illness and Untidiness

On Sunday I went to help my daughter tidy her room. Well it took me two hours to “find” the floor and the bench top in her room. I know that some of you also have similar problems with your children whatever their age. I have friends whose sons/daughters...

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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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Listen to Voices of Lived Experience

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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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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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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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.