Digital Help for People in Distress

Digital Help for People in Distress

How do you react when you read posts online from a person expressing thoughts of despair, self-harm and/or suicide? Not sure how you could or should respond in a helpful way? Did you know that the major social media platforms including FaceBook, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat, YouTube and Periscope, each offer help and support to users in distress? You can learn more about these services and how they offer help to people in serious emotional trouble. Remember, No one is alone. Help Someone Else...
Borderline Personality Disorder: What’s in a Name?

Borderline Personality Disorder: What’s in a Name?

There has long been a ground swell of support to change the name Borderline Personality Disorder. People with the disorder as well as many who treat it have noted that the name is misleading, stigmatizing, and no longer accurately portrays the condition first described in the official psychiatric literature 80 years ago. Now there are people clamoring not for a change in the name, but getting rid of the name altogether. Read all about this radical idea here...
May is Borderline Personality Disorder  Awareness Month- 10: Botox for BPD?

May is Borderline Personality Disorder Awareness Month- 10: Botox for BPD?

A poster presented at the 2017 annual meeting of the American Psychiatric Association suggested that botulinum toxin injected in the face – specifically the area between the eyebrows – improved several symptoms of borderline personality disorder in a group of 6 female patients who did not respond well to psychotherapy and/or medications were recruited from the Hannover Medical School and Asklepios Clinic North-Ochsenzoll in Germany to participate in a pilot trial of the muscle paralyzing neurotoxin. Botox had previously been shown to alleviate migranie headaches and certain neuro- muscular disorders After 2-6 weeks, participant scores on the Zanarini Rating Scale for Borderline Personality Disorder and the Borderline Symptom List improved between 50% and 90% from baseline. Patients also showed improvement in impulsivity, self-harming behavior, agitation, depressive symptoms, and social functioning. You can read more about how and why botox might be effective in the treatment of BPD here  ...
May is Borderline Personality Disorder Awareness Month – 8: What You Can Do.

May is Borderline Personality Disorder Awareness Month – 8: What You Can Do.

Well, the first week of BPD Awareness Month in the US is complete. That means there is lots of time and opportunities for all of us to improve understanding of BPD and reduce the untrue and misguided stigma many people associate with the disorder. If you haven’t made your contribution yet, think about how your words and your actions – minimal as they might seem- might change one persons’ inaccurate attitudes about BPD. Think about what you might say or what you might do that would be constructive, instructive and honest. Whatever you come with, please make a commitment to put into action. You’ve still got 3 weeks to do so. Thank you in advance....
May is BPD Awareness Month-7: Free Educational Video

May is BPD Awareness Month-7: Free Educational Video

Throughout the month you can watch the first 30 minute program in the series “If Only We Had Known: A Guide to Borderline Personality Disorder” online at no cost. All you need to do is go to the “Understanding BPD” rental page, on the BPVideo.com website. Click on the “Add to Cart” button and enter the Coupon Code    FREE   next to the “Apply Coupon” button. Continue with check out and you will receive an email confirming your free rental. You will have unlimited access to the 30 minute video for 10 days. Please help spread information about this opportunity by sharing it with you family, friends or followers who may be contending with BPD....