My Bad!


Atlanta Weekend Intensive Family Connections June 25 & 26 was for 2016.  Sorry for any inconvenience this may have caused.

— Joyce.

Borderline Personality Disorder Support Group – Free To Attend! | in Brighton, East Sussex | Gumtree


Source: Borderline Personality Disorder Support Group – Free To Attend! | in Brighton, East Sussex | Gumtree

ON-BPD News | 2017, Issue 1 | Ottawa Network for Borderline Personality Disorder


Source: ON-BPD News | 2017, Issue 1 | Ottawa Network for Borderline Personality Disorder

Understanding Borderline Personality Disorder in Boys and Young Men: An Underserved Population


Source: Understanding Borderline Personality Disorder in Boys and Young Men: An Underserved Population

WELCOME NEABPD ITALY! Please see their new website: Borderline-italia.it – Borderline Personality Disorder


Source: WELCOME NEABPD ITALY! Please see their new website: Borderline-italia.it – Borderline Personality Disorder

Borderline Personality Disorder Can Be Treated!


Despite decades of research, there are still many who believe Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) is untreatable. Nothing could be further from the truth. Over the years, I have experienced first…

Source: Borderline Personality Disorder Can Be Treated!

Feelings: Don’t Keep Them to Yourself | Happily Imperfect


Source: Feelings: Don’t Keep Them to Yourself | Happily Imperfect

Best of 2016: GoodTherapy.org’s Top 10 Resources for Borderline Personality


Borderline personality, a serious mental health concern, is often difficult to treat. These 10 websites are dedicated to providing compassion without stigma.

Source: Best of 2016: GoodTherapy.org’s Top 10 Resources for Borderline Personality

19 Signs You Grew Up With Borderline Personality Disorder | Daily Medical News


By Sarah Schuster Borderline personality disorder (BPD) is a highly stigmatized and misunderstood mental illness that affects about 14 million Americans, or 5.9 percent of adults in the U.S. But be…

Source: 19 Signs You Grew Up With Borderline Personality Disorder | Daily Medical News

What is Borderline Personality Disorder? Video from Harley Therapy – Good Medic


Source: What is Borderline Personality Disorder? Video from Harley Therapy – Good Medic

Mental Health Services Are Failing People With Personality Disorders | The Huffington Post


Source: Mental Health Services Are Failing People With Personality Disorders | The Huffington Post

I AM WORTHY – KICKED OUT OF THE DBT NEST: IT’S TIME TO FLY BABY!!!


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Once again – totally bewildered by the Health Care System and those who run it.
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Kick all those DBT Skills Group attendees out of the safe, warm and comfortable nest:  It’s time to fly baby!!!

After next week your group will cease to exist.

And, if you’ve been coming here every week for a year or more taking up one of those seats that would otherwise be empty, we encourage you NOT to attend a different group.

Merry Christmas!

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I was in a good place when the kick was delivered.

Fly????  Me???? Definitely!!!

Watch me fly right outta here into my beautiful warm future.

With my head held high and a smug smile on my face I exited the hospital doors excited to greet my beautiful warm future 🙂

It only took a second for the storming snow and cold wind to slap that smug smile right off…

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How DBT Can Help You Get What You Want | World of Psychology


In a world where communication is available at our fingertips in an instance true connection and communication appear to be lacking. We have social media, instant messaging, texting, screen shots, and all variety of digital screen-to-screen interactions. This can make face-to-face interaction feel more difficult or uncomfortable. Dialectical behavior therapy, also referred to as DBT, has a mnemonic device D-E-A-R M-A-N focusing on meeting an objective within a relationship. This skill was developed as a component of Interpersonal Effectiveness module to help remind people of the basic skills involved in asking for your needs to be met in a healthy manner. It is important in all of our relationships that we feel comfortable being capable of communicating our needs and expectations with others. Without open communication relationships can foster resentment, hurt feelings, and unmet needs. There is one caveat to asking others for what we want: even the most skilled communicators are not

Source: How DBT Can Help You Get What You Want | World of Psychology

7 Paths to Mind-Body Emotional M.A.S.T.E.R.Y. | Neuroscience and Relationships


Source: 7 Paths to Mind-Body Emotional M.A.S.T.E.R.Y. | Neuroscience and Relationships

Experience the Freedom of Living in the Present: DBT Skills Anyone Can Use | World of Psychology


Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) is a highly effective evidence-based treatment that was originally developed by Marsha Linehan in the late 1980s for the treatment of Borderline Personality Disorder (Linehan, 1993). Today, it is used for the treatment of a variety of mental health issues such as depression, bipolar disorder, PTSD, substance dependence, and eating disorders. What is DBT? DBT is a cognitive-behavioral approach that places its emphasis on the psychosocial aspects of treatment. DBT focuses on the synthesis of opposites as a cornerstone of its philosophy, the balancing of acceptance and change. DBT teaches clients four sets of behavior skills: mindfulness, emotional regulation, distress tolerance, and interpersonal effectiveness. Whether you struggle with mental health issues or not, everyone can benefit from these basic DBT skills. By incorporating them into your life you can learn to reduce overall stress, better manage your emotions and have a better overall quality

Source: Experience the Freedom of Living in the Present: DBT Skills Anyone Can Use | World of Psychology

How it Feels to Live With Borderline Personality Disorder – VICE


“I keep seeing my neighbour’s pool in winter, just an empty bowl of dusty blue tiles. Imagine standing in the middle of that, when suddenly, the pool fills up. In an instant, you’re drowning.”

Source: How it Feels to Live With Borderline Personality Disorder – VICE

A Holiday Gift to Self, 3 Goals to Emotion Regulation Mastery (Feel Optimally!) | Neuroscience and Relationships


Source: A Holiday Gift to Self, 3 Goals to Emotion Regulation Mastery (Feel Optimally!) | Neuroscience and Relationships

Recommended Reading and Resources for Emotional Neglect | Childhood Emotional Neglect


Source: Recommended Reading and Resources for Emotional Neglect | Childhood Emotional Neglect

Merry Christmas!


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So sorry I’m a little late this year!  Hoping that everyone who celebrates has a very happy holiday!

— Joyce.

Anything to Stop the Pain – For Non-Borderlines and Loved Ones of People with BPD « Anything to Stop the Pain – BPD and Non-BPDs


The holidays are often thought of as a time of warmth and happiness, family gathered around the table creating wonderful family memories. But for many of us, it can also be a time of angst and anxi…

Source: Anything to Stop the Pain – For Non-Borderlines and Loved Ones of People with BPD « Anything to Stop the Pain – BPD and Non-BPDs

Just in time for the holidays > Holiday Stress and BPD « Anything to Stop the Pain – BPD and Non-BPDs


Hey all, I haven’t posted much in the way of skills lately, but today, as the holidays are upon us, I think it is helpful to go over some emotional skills and other tools that can help us non-BPD p…

Source: Just in time for the holidays > Holiday Stress and BPD « Anything to Stop the Pain – BPD and Non-BPDs

Healing Your Broken Identity


Learning about Borderline Personality Disorder Tickets, Tue, 07/02/2017 at 6:30 pm | Eventbrite


Spectrum is offering places for the following workshop designed for friends and families of someone with Borderline Personality Disorder. Learning about Borderline Personality Disorder A workshop series held on four (4) consecutive Tuesday evenings: Tuesday 7th, 14th, 21st and 28th February 2017. This workshop series is an opportunity to learn about Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) and how to best support the person with BPD whilst still caring for yourself.  This group will explore a number of education and practical approaches to learning new skills in the context of a safe environment amongst other carers.  Presenters: Rita Brown and Peter Fairbanks.Rita Brown  is the Carer Consultant for Spectrum and provides a lived experience of supporting/caring for someone with BPD in a number of Spectrum’s workshops. Rita is also a volunteer and board member of the Australian BPD Foundation and a co-facilitator of the Mind Australia BPD Family and Carer Support Group.Peter Fairbanks is a senior social work clinician who has worked at Spectrum since it opened in 1999. Over this time he has worked in various parts of the service including 9 years in Treatment Services, 6 years as the Intake Clinician and Training Coordinator. Recently Peter has moved into providing Secondary Consultation to services and part of Spectrum’s new Consumer and Carer Program.Who should register?  The workshop series is designed for friends and families of someone with either a confirmed (or probable) diagnosis of Borderline Personality Disorder.Date: 7th, 14th, 21st, and 28th February 2017.NB. There is an expectation that participants will attend all 4 sessions.Time: 6.30pm – 9.00pmLocation: Spectrum Group Room, 4 Bona St, Ringwood East 3135.Cost: workshop is free but registrations are essential, please register here.Catering: Tea, coffee and biscuits provided.  Need to Cancel?  As this workshop is very popular, we would appreciate if you would notify Rita on the phone number/email below if you are no longer able to attend. General enquiries:  Please contact Rita Brown on (03) 8803 3050 or email rita.brown@easternhealth.org.au

Source: Learning about Borderline Personality Disorder Tickets, Tue, 07/02/2017 at 6:30 pm | Eventbrite

2016 Mandala Coloring E-book for children & Adults! Just $3 for unlimited printing of pages. « Cristian Mihai


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Source: 2016 Mandala Coloring E-book for children & Adults! Just $3 for unlimited printing of pages. « Cristian Mihai

Understanding | Sunny Spells & Scattered Showers


On realising what my values are, and the importance of truth and honestly in friendship

Source: Understanding | Sunny Spells & Scattered Showers