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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Webinar: The Impact of Suicidality on Family and Friends

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, USA

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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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May 2019 Sanctuary Meeting – Sally Skewes

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 families

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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.