Marsha Linehan, creator and founder of DBT featured in special edition of Time Magazine on great scientists of our time

Marsha Linehan, the creator of DBT is one of the scientists profiled in the 2018 special edition of Time Magazine’s feature on the great scientists of our time – people of vision who have changed the course of their fields. This is a well-deserved honor for her.  She has shaped countless lives, careers and people who were not being helped by standard mental health treatments....

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...

May is BPD Awareness Month: Check Out our Blog All Month!

May is Borderline Personality Disorder Awareness Month. On April 1, 2008, the U.S. House of Representatives passed, by a vote of 414-0, House Resolution 1005 which supports the month of May as Borderline Personality Disorder Awareness Month. Join the FBPDA and millions of people around the country to destigmatize Borderline Personality Disorder and to share information and stories of hope. Check our blog all throughout the month for new videos, information, and resources about BPD. The first video, below, is written by someone who has overcome Borderline Personality Disorder. The video is an “open letter” to people who do not have borderline personality disorder. If you find the video helpful and would like to learn more about the author, check out her blog...