Marsha Linehan is featured in Time Magazine Special Edition of Great Scientists

Just received our Time special edition of great scientists: The Geniuses and Visionaries who transformed our world. Marsha Linehan, the founder and creator of Dialectical Behavior Therapy is in there with Jonas Salk , Marie Curie, Louis Pasteur, Charles Darwin, Albert Ellis, Margaret Mead, Sigmund Freud, Jacques Cousteau, Edwin Hubble, Galileo Galilei, Rene Descartes, Albert Einstein, Isaac Newton, and of course Stephen Hawking and many others. What an honor! We are proud to support her work and vision.  Out of stock at Amzaon, but Ebay still has...

Testimony from Someone with BPD about Recovery

Read beyond the next paragraph. This story is a positive one, especially if you or a loved one is in deep mental or emotional pain. Two years ago, today, I tried to kill myself. I’d tried before — for 36 years the thought had been almost constantly in my mind — but this time was different. I won’t go into details, because I don’t want to give anyone, who is in as awful a space I was, ideas. Suffice it to say that this attempt wasn’t a cry for help; it wasn’t a way for me to express my (considerable) pain, or to avoid it. I simply couldn’t stand to live any longer. My method was innovative. It was foolproof. It was final. I was alone, with no one to save me, and I absolutely knew that I wouldn’t live longer than five minutes after I took the action. And I did take the action. By absolute, freakish, dumb luck, or perhaps providence, it didn’t work. And I am grateful. It was the moment I hit the proverbial bottom with a thud. It was the moment the arc of my life changed. Don’t kid yourself; my pain didn’t magically go away. It took desire, commitment, and work, by me and others, for me to heal. But then, I had always been willing to do the work. What was different this time was that, after 44 years of seeing professionals for this apparently extraordinary, seemingly ever-growing pain, I was finally, stunningly, properly and thoroughly diagnosed. And with the right diagnoses, I was finally given the right treatment. Only nine months...

Watch a livestreamed congressional briefing on “Engaging and supporting families in suicide prevention.” 5/22/18

NEABPD is hosting on May 22nd at 12p.m. ET: Congressional Briefing: Engaging and Supporting Families in Suicide Prevention, a Critical Link in Saving Lives Families of suicide attempters are themselves traumatized by suicidal behavior. Like clinicians, they too need skills training, information and support to be an effective resource for their loved ones .   The briefing will be livestreamed on Congressman Katko’s “facebook.” http://www.facebook.com/RepJohnKatko. Speakers include: Beth McCrave, Family Connections Leader Christine Moutier, MD, Chief Medical Officer, American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) Colleen Creighton, M.A., Executive Director, American Association of Suicidology (AAS) Richard McKeon, Ph.D. Chief, Suicide Prevention Branch, SAMHSA Alan Fruzzetti, Ph.D. Director, 3 East Boys Intensive Program, McLean Hospital Please share the invitation to colleagues, clients and families. Questions may be submitted in advance for the Q & A to...

Free Educational Call in Series Focusing on topics related to Kids and Teens Starts Tomorrow 11/5 at 8pm.

I’m delighted to announce this year’s NEA.BPD Call-In Series, which will be a GAP series, representing The Global Alliance for Prevention and Early Intervention of BPD. Through GAP, we will focus on topics related to kids and adolescents.   This year we are making the call-ins more of a “podcast” format, with a brief presentation by the speaker following by a Q&A discussion between the speaker and a moderator.   Please mark your calendars for our kickoff call on Sunday 11/5 8-9pm EST. Please see attached for the other dates and speakers! During the calls, we will have the opportunity for you to write in with questions for our speakers!    You can register by emailing neabpdcalls@aol.com with your name and email address.   Dr. Carla Sharp will be kicking off this series on Sun 11/5: “Global Alliance for Prevention & Early Intervention for Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD): Past, present, & future”. Best,   Andrea Gold,...