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Dr Margaret Rutherford talks about the exhaustion and guilt that can be felt by someone who’s trying to love a person with BPD. She offer nine strategies to try to ease the guiltread more
When Your Loved One Has Borderline Personality Disorder – Finding peace amongst the turmoil, by Kathleen Smith, PhDread more
Sally Skewes, a Clinical Psychologist explained how she uses Schema Therapy to help consumers and how she works with familiesread more
Carolyn Bright discusses Borderline Personality Disorder, recovery and what to look for in a treating team or clinicianread more
This summer, Skylight is running two types of Therapeutic Groups in various locations:
From our January Meeting, what to look for in a new clinician, and some questions you may like to ask a therapist before you actually make an appointment.read more
Headspace run the Youth Early Psychosis Program (YEPP), an early intervention service where clinicians can visit someone at home or in the ED.read more
ABC Radio National aired this story on All in the Mind on 2nd September 2018: Mothering and mental illness Having children can be wonderful but there’s no doubt that parenting can be challenging, especially for women with mental illness. We hear about the...read more
Dr Chris 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
ABC Radio National aired this story on All in the Mind on 23rd November 2014: Borderline personality disorder—what works? If you are in deep emotional pain the last thing you want to hear is that you are untreatable. Well that’s very often the...read 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.