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Check Out these Upcoming NAMI Events

  Thur, Mar 12  – NAMI Education Meeting – Empath Health  7:00 pm The Garden House, 5771 Roosevelt Blvd, Clearwater Guest speaker, Margaret DeBellotte-Torres, will discuss her personal story and work with “Bring Change 2 Mind” a national...

Join us for a series of educational events on BPD

The Florida Borderline Personality Association is offering a series of 3 educational events to raise awareness to shed light on this disorder, provide information about research and issues related to BPD and foster a supportive and loving community.

Have BPD? Want to share you experiences?

Perry Hoffman PhD and John Gunderson MD  are editing a new anthology called Crossing the Border that will provide people with information, inspiration, and hope to those coping with BPD. They are looking for richly detailed stories that provide insight into living...

Clinicians Corner

Articles written by mental health providers about topics of interest to FBPDA readers

 

About those families….

FBPDA just hosted our second in the series of 3 informational events to the community about issues related to BPD.  On Weds. evening a group of us got together at the Children’s Board of Hillsborough County and viewed a film about family issues and options and...

Upcoming Events

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May 2015

FBPDA Board Meeting 10 AM to Noon

May 16, 2015
511 Wilbur St. Brandon, FL 33511

STAR Center Webinars: The Zero Suicide Movement and How Peers and Family Members Can Get Involved

May 19, 2015

Date: Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Time: 3 – 4:30 p.m. ET

Presenters: Michael Hogan, PhD, Hogan Health Solutions; Leah Harris, National Coalition for Mental Health Recovery; Julie Goldstein Grumet, PhD, Suicide Prevention Resource Center.

 

Description:

As suicide rates among young people and veterans continue to rise, people with mental health conditions remain at the highest risk. This includes people and families in crisis who are already relying on mental health services. Such services need to do a much better job of engaging their needs and wellness while minimizing the use of coercive and institutional “solutions.” The presenters will highlight several new national initiatives: the Zero Suicide movement that seeks to make health care safer, and a just-released national report, The Way Forward: Pathways to Hope, Recovery and Wellness with Insights from Lived Experience,” that seeks to bridge the gaps between suicide attempt survivors, mental health policy makers, suicide prevention leaders, and program implementers.

 

Stay tuned for registration information!

Free FBPDA Educational Event: BPD and Teens

May 20, 2015
1002 East Palm Avenue Tampa, FL 33605

Join the Florida Borderline Personality Disorder Association for a night of education and support as we discuss BPD and how it presents in adolescence.

Tonight we discuss BPD and how it presents in adolescents. BPD symptoms often manifest in adolescent years, as new responsibilities, expectations, and roles arise. We will talk about how to recognize it, what treatment is available and how teens and their families can be helped.

For more information, contact us here



The event is free although donations will be accepted if you can.

(2 CE credits available for clinicians)