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September’s Sanctuary meeting will be on Tuesday, September 13, at 6.00pm (South Australian time) at 2 Karrayarta Drive, Glenside.
New members are welcome
BPD Carers can attend in person or on-line
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.
Staying connected as families.
The importance of validation for mental health
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.
Skylight and Carers SA outlined the assistance available to carers of people living with borderline personality disorder (BPD)
Dr Martha Kent spoke about the basics of BPD, and the challenges and recommendations for carers
Deb Milford spoke to our February meeting about the Australian NDIS scheme, who is eligible and tips on applying for people living with BPD
In January, we shared a video Myths and Facts about BPD from Emotions Matter, USA
In his popular segment “What Ails You?”, David Bevan took an in depth look at Borderline Personality Disorder
He was joined by Dr Maria Naso and our own Judy Burke
Listen again by clicking this link
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
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.
An Open Letter
To people who do Not have Borderline Personality Disorder …
From those of us who Do
by Debbie Corso
When you have BPD, almost everything in your world is unstable: your relationships, moods, thinking, behaviour, and even your identity. But there is hope.
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’
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.
An overview of Borderline Personality Disorder for Family and Friends of people with BPD
There are nine diagnostic symptoms in the DSM.
This article explores what the nine symptoms of BPD mean for carers and families.
Families must try new strategies, especially when their loved one refuses to get help.
When parents use validation, the emotionality of a person with borderline will decrease. This strategy will help those with ill spouses or ill parents too.
What does validation mean and how can it help a person with Borderline Personality Disorder?
Listen objectively to what the person we care for is trying to tell us. Learn about BPD and how it is affecting him/her right now. Validate – learn and apply the skill of validating.
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