Sanctuary BPD Carers Blog
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.
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
Anne Barbara spoke about the South Australian Health system, from her perspective working as a Carer Consultant. When things aren’t going the way we think they need to go, it can be a harrowing experience. Anne shared some ideas about what to do and who to talk to.
An open discussion about what BPD is, how it affects the family and how we might help. We watched a video called Understanding Borderline Personality Disorder from BPDVideo.
An open discussion about how Christmas went, and how we are managing in general. We watched a video together – Three ways the family affects BPD and vice versa
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