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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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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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October 2018 Sanctuary Meeting – Kirsty Burns

Kirsty Burns works in the Short stay Unit (Mental Health) at Flinders Medical Centre . She explained what happens in the Emergency Department when we take our family member there, who gets to see them to assess them and how do they get to see a psychiatrist, if at all. To help us understand how the system works and whether our expectations are unrealistic to fit in with hospital protocol and reduce some of the frustrations we experience.

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September 2018 Sanctuary Meeting – What makes caring for BPD loved ones unique?

What makes caring for a loved one diagnosed with BPD a unique experience? BPD is different from other mental illnesses such as Bipolar disorder, Schizophrenia or depression etc. in that these illnesses are treatable with medication (as long as the person takes their meds of course!. BPD is different in that meds don’t help the BPD issues like abandonment, rage and self-harm among of course others.

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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.