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In January, we shared a video Myths and Facts about BPD from Emotions Matter, USA
Rachel Smith, a mental health nurse working in SA Health, Country, shared her thoughts about preparing for Christmas, and helping our loved ones feel validated rather than overwhelmed.
In October we shared a video: “An Open Letter
To people who do Not have Borderline Personality Disorder …
From those of us who Do
” by Debbie Corso
Clinicians from BPD Co discussed the process of preparing a Crisis Management Plan
We had another excellent meeting in August with lots of discussion about anxiety, and how it affects our loved ones and also us
We shared a recording of a young woman speaking about how BPD affects her and what it means to her.
Stephanie Mitchell from HUMANE Clinic spoke at our June meeting
Danielle Forbes and Laura Cooke-O’Connor from BPD Co spoke at our May Sanctuary meeting.
April’s Sanctuary Meeting was held on line to comply with COVID 19 restrictions.
Kristy Acres spoke to our March Sanctuary meeting on Tuesday, March 10
Psychologist Clark Sim spoke at our February Meeting about Schema Therapy
Dr Maria Naso from BPD Co spoke at the January Sanctuary meeting about Christmas and other Special Occasions
Laura Cooke-O’Connor from BPDCo spoke at the November Sanctuary meeting
In October, instead of our regular meeting, lets catch up at these BPD Awareness Week activities, between 1st and 9th October ………
We took this opportunity to focus on diagnosis, sharing a video from the NEA.BPD.
Dr Lisa Chantler (a psychologist from Bridge Consulting) ran a Q&A session at our August meeting .
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
Sally Skewes, a Clinical Psychologist explained how she uses Schema Therapy to help consumers and how she works with families
Malcolm Robinson, a Family Therapist at Bower Place, spoke to Sanctuary about having a parent with BPD and how that might affect a child. Also what parents and grandparents can do to help.
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’
Kristy Acres who spoke about carer inclusion in hospital emergency departments.
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