Sanctuary BPD Carers Blog
Sanctuary members regularly contribute to this blog with information of interest to Carers of people with BPD.
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An Open Letter
To people who do Not have Borderline Personality Disorder …
From those of us who Do
by Debbie Corso
When Your Loved One Has Borderline Personality Disorder – Finding peace amongst the turmoil, by Kathleen Smith, PhDread more
Ten Essential Limits for Romantic Relationships, by Randi Krugerread more
Our next Sanctuary meeting is Tuesday, August 13, from 4.30 to 6.30pm at Skylight, 5 Cooke Tce, Wayville.
New members are welcome.read more
At the July Sanctuary meeting, we watched a DVD from the series “If Only We Had Known”, which discusses how having someone in the family diagnosed with BPD affects all the members in the family
14 Principles for Relatives of a Person With A Mental Illness
by Dr Ken Alexander
On Thursday 25 July 2019, a webinar from NEA.BPD for family members who have experienced, witnessed or learned about their loved one’s suicide attempt and may have increased distress, grief, overwhelming worry or fear about their loved one’s safety, increased alertness or hypervigilance, and uncertainty about how to respond to their loved one’s behaviour.
Family members often find themselves anticipating the next crisis, without a chance to recover or process the previous one.
The Special Guest presenter is Dr. Luciana Payne, Ph.D, a Clinical Psychologist at McLean Hospital in Belmont, Massachusetts, USAread more
When I ask that you listen to me, and you give advice, you have not heard what I ask of you When I ask that you listen to me, and you tell me why I shouldn’t feel as I do, you are trampling on my feelings When I ask you to listen to me, and you feel you have to find...read more
When you have BPD, almost everything in your world is unstable: your relationships, moods, thinking, behaviour, and even your identity. But there is hope.read more
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