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From Family Trauma to Family Support System Harriet P. Lefley, Phd Families’ Experiences With Mental Illness The body of research on families’ experience when one member has a mental illness suggests pervasive problems across diagnoses. There are...read more
Family Perspectives on Borderline Personality Disorder Dixianne Penney, Dr. P.H. Patricia Woodward, M.A.T. A first encounter with borderline personality disorder (BPD) is likely to leave one reeling: a call from the emergency room or a counsellor at school...read more
Suicidal and Self-Injurious Behaviour in Borderline Personality Disorder Barbara Stanley, Ph.D. Beth S. Brodsky, Ph.D. Deliberately inflicted self-harm in the context of borderline personality disorder (BPD) can be disturbing, frightening, and shame provoking to...read more
This offering comes from the 2018 BPD Awareness Week campaign, from the Australian BPD Foundation collaborating with many other groups that support Australians with Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD).read more
Are you curious ... what is BPD? Borderline Personality Disorder, or BPD (or The Beep when it is interfering with my plans) This offering comes from the 2018 BPD Awareness Week campaign, from the Australian BPD Foundation collaborating with many other...read more
I am once again sending you info about this study that Kristy is undertaking to try to improve the ED experience for us when we take our family member in crisis to an Emergency Department at a public hospital. You are invited to participate in a UniSA...read more
by Robert O Friedel MD For many years, it was commonly believed that the main cause of borderline disorder was poor or uninformed parenting. It now seems most likely that biological factors, especially genetic ones, are necessary to place a person at risk...read more
Hi again. Here is what John Gunderson says about the causes of BPD. While I know that many consumers have been abused, I feel that what Gunderson says, is much closer to the truth for many of us. I do not want to downplay emotional and/or physical abuse...read more
Dr Chris Wurm spoke at the July Sanctuary Meeting on Tuesday, July 10, 2018.
Dr Wurm is a counsellor and a GP Psychotherapist in Private Practice.
Two of his many areas of interest are working with people who have Drug and Alcohol issues and also adolescents diagnosed with Mental Illnessread more
From the Australian National Mental Health Research Council (NMHRC) 2012:
Borderline personality is the most common and serious of the personality disorders, affecting many in the general population.
The Clinical Practice Guideline for the Management of Borderline Personality Disorder (2012) will assist health professionals to diagnose, treat and manage BPD in adolescents and adults.
This guideline will also improve understanding and recognition of BPD in health services and the community.read more
Recently added to the website from the archives.
As carers, we may experience some of these feelings at different times, and we are not alone. These feelings are common to most of us and perfectly understandableread 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.