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November 2019 Sanctuary Meeting – November 12

November 2019 Sanctuary Meeting – November 12

 
We are very excited to hear from Laura Cooke-O’Connor at our next Sanctuary meeting on Tuesday, November 12, from 4.30 to 6.30pm at Skylight, 5 Cooke Tce, Wayville, South Australia.

New members are welcome

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March 2019 Sanctuary Meeting – Dr Robin L. Kissell

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

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?

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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June 2018 Sanctuary Meeting – Just Us

June 2018 Sanctuary Meeting – Just Us

This was a “just us” meeting, to be with people who “get it”, and learn which behaviours are not simply bad behaviour but are an effect of Borderline Personality Disorder.

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