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...

BPD Awareness Month: BPD The Good Prognosis Diagnosis

BPD (Borderline Personality Disorder) is treatable and people can get better, sustain manageable lives, and rebuild relationships. BPD is the good prognosis diagnosis BECAUSE PEOPLE GET BETTER. People recover from this disorder, and learn to manage their lives in effective...

BPD Awareness Month: One Person’s Story

In this video, Victoria shares candidly about her experience with Borderline Personality Disorder and beyond – “”when somebody gets me and supports me, [..] they encourage me because they see that I am more than my disorder and that I have endless possibilities.” For more stories of individuals who have BPD, check out the Sashbear Foundation...