Sanctuary BPD Carers Blog
Sanctuary members regularly contribute to this blog with information of interest to Carers of people with BPD.
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New members are welcome.read more
Malcolm Robinson, a Family Therapist at Bower Place, spoke to Sanctuary about having a parent with BPD and how that might affect a child. Also what parents and grandparents can do to help.read more
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’read more
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.read more
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.
This summer, Skylight is running two types of Therapeutic Groups in various locations:
An opportunity for men who live with a partner with BPD to get together for support outside of the usual Sanctuary meetingsread more
From our January Meeting, what to look for in a new clinician, and some questions you may like to ask a therapist before you actually make an appointment.read more
Kristy Acres who spoke about carer inclusion in hospital emergency departments.read more
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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.