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Our Turn to Speak survey

Our Turn to Speak survey

Our Turn to Speak is a national survey that seeks to understand the life experiences of people living with severe and complex mental health issues in Australia

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Report – Carer Perspectives on ED nursing for a person with BPD

Report – Carer Perspectives on ED nursing for a person with BPD

This report examined the experiences of carers and people we care for with a diagnosis of BPD, and their perspectives on emergency care when a crisis arises.
It was an Honours project supported by the Mental Health and Suicide Prevention Research Group, and undertaken in consultation with the Sanctuary BPD Carers Support Group, SA.

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Self-harm and BPD, from Gunderson and Hoffman Publication

Self-harm and BPD, from Gunderson and Hoffman Publication

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...

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Causes of BPD, by Robert O Friedel MD

Causes of BPD, by Robert O Friedel MD

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...

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Causes of BPD, by John G Gunderson MD

Causes of BPD, by John G Gunderson MD

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...

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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.