BPD Awareness Month: A Practice Exercise

As discussed in previous posts, practicing mindfulness is one way to strengthem DBT skills and is helpful for people experiencing BPD (and all people) to learn to manage emotions, stay in the present moment, and create a meaningful life. There are lots of ways to practice mindfulness. One of those ways is through guided meditations. Check out this body scan guided...

BPD Awareness Month: Managing Emotions

This video was created by someone who overcame BPD. It talks about how people can manage intense emotions that people with (and without!) Borderline Personality Disorder experience. To learn more about her check out her blog Healing from BPD.  ...

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...

May is Mental Health Awareness Month

    FBPDA is joining with NAMI Pasco to participate in a challenge for Mental Health Awareness and BPD Awareness Month in May. The challenge is “Light Up Green in May” to open the dialogue on the importance of mental health. Some examples might be to put green lights or green lightbulbs at your front door entry, or put a green light in your window. Another idea is to cut out a large cardboard ribbon, paint, it green, hang it on your front door, and shine a light on it. Whatever your “Light Up” idea is, take a photo and share it with us! info@fbpda.org. We will post to Facebook. Challenge your neighbors, friends, and businesses that you frequent to do the same during the month of...