Thoughts for Carers

Thoughts for Carers

Thoughts for Carers from Robert Trett, of Spectrum Personality Disorder Service, Victoria   Criticism turns off hearing Threats fall on deaf ears Love and encouragement offer the strongest hope We cling to the belief that if we prop someone up for long enough, he or...
Family Connections – Classes for Families of People with BPD

Family Connections – Classes for Families of People with BPD

Family Connections is a free 12-week program providing education, skills training and support for people in a relationship with someone with BPD. BPD can be challenging to live with for persons who have it, and also for their families and loved ones. Strong emotions...
Validation Vs Tough Love

Validation Vs Tough Love

At times, carers of people living with BPD have asked me if tough love is what they should be doing to help the person they care for, to make them “grow up”, or to give them ultimatums if they don’t change their behaviours. I have always answered...
About BPD

About BPD

About BPD High family member involvement predicts better outcomes amongst people with BPD. – Hooley & Hoffman, 1999 Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) is one of the most serious of mental illnesses, with a prevalence in Australia exceeding that of...