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On Loneliness

Professor Sharon Lawn shares her very personal experience caring for her husband who has significant mental illness and psychosocial disability. 

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Please Listen – a poem

When I ask that you listen to me, and you give advice, you have not heard what I ask of you When I ask that you listen to me, and you tell me why I shouldn’t feel as I do, you are trampling on my feelings When I ask you to listen to me, and you feel you have to find...

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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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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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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.