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14 Principles for Relatives of a Person With A Mental Illness
by Dr Ken Alexander
On Thursday 25 July 2019, a webinar from NEA.BPD for family members who have experienced, witnessed or learned about their loved one’s suicide attempt and may have increased distress, grief, overwhelming worry or fear about their loved one’s safety, increased alertness or hypervigilance, and uncertainty about how to respond to their loved one’s behaviour.
Family members often find themselves anticipating the next crisis, without a chance to recover or process the previous one.
The Special Guest presenter is Dr. Luciana Payne, Ph.D, a Clinical Psychologist at McLean Hospital in Belmont, Massachusetts, USAread more
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...read more
When you have BPD, almost everything in your world is unstable: your relationships, moods, thinking, behaviour, and even your identity. But there is hope.read more
While you can’t force someone to seek treatment for BPD, you can take steps to improve communication, set healthy boundaries, and stabilize the relationship.read more
After years of tragedy and neglect, a treatment centre for South Australians with BPD – InDaily News Story
InDaily News ran this story by Bension Siebert on 7 June 2019: BPD Collaborative (BPD Co) launched on 7 June 2019, South Australia’s new centre for the treatment of borderline personality disorder – a condition long-neglected in the state’s public health system and which has cost many young lives.read more
May’s Sanctuary meeting was Tuesday, 14 May, 4 .15 to 6.15pm at Skylight, 5 Cooke Tce Wayville.
Sally Skewes, a Clinical Psychologist explained how she uses Schema Therapy to help consumers and how she works with familiesread more
Carolyn Bright discusses Borderline Personality Disorder, recovery and what to look for in a treating team or clinicianread more
Stephanie lives with borderline personality disorder.read more
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