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Sanctuary members regularly contribute to this blog with information of interest to Carers of people with BPD.
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July 2022 Sanctuary Meeting – Emotion Dysregulation
Emotion dysregulation is a core symptom of borderline personality disorder, and a key contributor to the intensity and distress of the illness.
May 2021 Sanctuary Meeting
Our triumphant return to face-to-face meetings – our first since COVID restrictions began!
We watched a video exploring four different presentations of Borderline Personality Disorder.
April 2021 Sanctuary Meeting – Dr Martha Kent
Dr Martha Kent spoke about the basics of BPD, and the challenges and recommendations for carers
January 2021 Sanctuary Meeting – Myths and Facts about BPD
In January, we shared a video Myths and Facts about BPD from Emotions Matter, USA
September 2019 Sanctuary Meeting – On Diagnosis
We took this opportunity to focus on diagnosis, sharing a video from the NEA.BPD.
An open letter from those with BPD
An Open Letter
To people who do Not have Borderline Personality Disorder …
From those of us who Do
by Debbie Corso
BPD – A Guide to Symptoms, Treatment, and Recovery
When you have BPD, almost everything in your world is unstable: your relationships, moods, thinking, behaviour, and even your identity. But there is hope.
How to Recognise BPD in a Loved One and Improve your Relationship
While you can’t force someone to seek treatment for BPD, you can take steps to improve communication, set healthy boundaries, and stabilize the relationship.
Borderline Personality Disorder: a clinician’s perspective
Carolyn Bright discusses Borderline Personality Disorder, recovery and what to look for in a treating team or clinician
When Living with Borderline Personality Disorder is Exhausting – The Mighty Blog Post
Living with borderline personality disorder (BPD) is exhausting.
It’s like living on an emotional roller coaster 24 hours a day, seven days a week. You just don’t know how you will wake up or what triggers you’ll have to face during the day — these can be anything from words to sights to thoughts.
Emotions fly into your head fast, and before you even really think about it, you’ve totally catastrophized whatever started the thought in the first place.
Or on the other side of the scale, you feel absolutely nothing at all, just emptiness.
November 2018 Sanctuary Meeting – Just Us
Video Educational Session
Emerging BPD and Youth Working Group
Floorplan of the new BPD Centre on Greenhill Rd
Are you curious ... what is BPD? Borderline Personality Disorder, or BPD (or The Beep when it is interfering with my plans) This offering comes from the 2018 BPD Awareness Week campaign, from the Australian BPD Foundation collaborating with many...
June 2016 Sanctuary Meeting – Dr Martha Kent
Dr Martha Kent explained Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD)
BPD Information for Family and Friends
An overview of Borderline Personality Disorder for Family and Friends of people with BPD
The Nine Diagnostic Criteria, Explained
There are nine diagnostic symptoms in the DSM.
This article explores what the nine symptoms of BPD mean for carers and families.
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