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An Open Letter
To people who do Not have Borderline Personality Disorder …
From those of us who Do
by Debbie Corso
When you have BPD, almost everything in your world is unstable: your relationships, moods, thinking, behaviour, and even your identity. But there is hope.
Dr. Robin L. Kissell MD is the Director of the Borderline Personality Disorder Initiative, Semel Institute, UCLA.
At our March meeting, we listened to a recording of her excellent talk:
‘Understanding and Helping Loved Ones with Borderline Personality Disorder’
An overview of Borderline Personality Disorder for Family and Friends of people with BPD
There are nine diagnostic symptoms in the DSM.
This article explores what the nine symptoms of BPD mean for carers and families.
Families must try new strategies, especially when their loved one refuses to get help.
When parents use validation, the emotionality of a person with borderline will decrease. This strategy will help those with ill spouses or ill parents too.
What does validation mean and how can it help a person with Borderline Personality Disorder?
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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.