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Caring for Someone with BPD
Claire and Tim spoke about Adelaide’s new UMHCC at 215 Grenfell Street (an alternative to ED in a mental health crisis).
Call (08) 8448 9100 or ask the ambulance to take you there.
Emotion dysregulation is a core symptom of borderline personality disorder, and a key contributor to the intensity and distress of the illness.
Dr Chris Wurm spoke at our June meeting about BPD and Substance Use
Staying connected as families.
The importance of validation for mental health
Dr George Evans kindly spoke to Sanctuary about self harm – a behaviour that many of us have encountered, which can be confronting and confusing
Christmas can be especially difficult for those living with BPD, and for their families who love them.
Rita Brown spoke to us about Planning for Christmas. She shared some great tips for managing the challenges of the festive season.
Dr Martha Kent spoke about the basics of BPD, and the challenges and recommendations for carers
What a year this has been. It has affected us all in some way. It has certainly affected Sanctuary members as sadly, we have not been able to meet face to face and I have missed meeting with many of you….
Are you supporting someone in crisis?
(for family and friends supporting someone with BPD)
The RANZ College of Psychiatrists provide this great advice about Helping Someone With BPD
David Militz (Carers SA CEO) says there are vast differences between ‘unpaid family carers’ and ‘paid care workers’
April’s Sanctuary Meeting was held on line to comply with COVID 19 restrictions.
Family Connections® is a free, 12-week course from NEA.BPD that provides education, skills training and support for people who are in a relationship with someone who has BPD.
How to Talk Respectfully about Personality Disorder- from Project Air
Dr Maria Naso from BPD Co spoke at the January Sanctuary meeting about Christmas and other Special Occasions
With a loved one who lives with the ups and downs of BPD, Christmas can be a less than happy time, with family who don’t understand the emotions she/he may be feeling at this time …
Professor Sharon Lawn shares her very personal experience caring for her husband who has significant mental illness and psychosocial disability.
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.
An Open Letter
To people who do Not have Borderline Personality Disorder …
From those of us who Do
by Debbie Corso
Ten Essential Limits for Romantic Relationships, by Randi Kruger
14 Principles for Relatives of a Person With A Mental Illness
by Dr Ken Alexander
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