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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March 2019 Sanctuary Meeting – Dr Robin L. Kissell

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’

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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.

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Therapeutic Groups at Skylight

This summer, Skylight is running two types of Therapeutic Groups in various locations:

  • Everyday Wellbeing, for people experiencing anxiety and or depression
  • Sound Minds, supporting people who hear voices
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    Choosing a Therapist

    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.

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    Christmas Wishes 2018

    Dear Sanctuary members. My granddaughters tell me it is only three more sleeps till Christmas morning so it is definitely time I wrote to you all with my Christmas thoughts and wishes. I must admit I have been struggling with how to wish you...

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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.