Breaking the Rumination Cycle

Breaking the Rumination Cycle

Many people who have Borderline Personality Disorder report that they typically will excessively ruminate over a negative experience they have gone through. The continual revisiting of the event and possible consequences can become obsessive. The difficulty is that they never seem to come to terms with the event and are unable to move on; they feel trapped in the constant recycling of the

Finding Help

Finding Help

Since the 1980’s a number of treatments for Borderline Personality Disorder have been developed, tested and shown to be effective in reducing many of the symptoms and behaviors associated with BPD.

US Congressional Hearing on Suicide Prevention: What’s the Role of the Family?

US Congressional Hearing on Suicide Prevention: What’s the Role of the Family?

Suicidal thoughts and attempts as well as other self-harming behaviors are symptomatic of a number of mental health conditions, including borderline personality disorder, bipolar disorder, depression, and anorexia, among others. There is one factor that is critical to the prevention of suicide and that is the topic of an upcoming event in the US House of Representatives: the crucial role of families in the effort to prevent suicide by a loved one. On Tuesday, May 22, from 12 Noon to 1 PM, several members of congress and experts in suicide prevention will participate in a panel discussion organized by the National Education Alliance for Borderline Personality Disorder (NEA-BPD). And you are invited to hear and to be heard. There is no cost to attend and lunch will be served. If you live in the Washington DC area or are able to travel there here is more information about the event....
May is BPD Awareness Month – Day 6

May is BPD Awareness Month – Day 6

This is fifth day of Borderline Personality Disorder Awareness Month. On Day 4 we wrote about the five-part video series we produced: “If Only We Had Known: A Guide to Borderline Personality Disorder”. Today we are pleased to tell you that you can stream the first program in the series, “Understanding Borderline Personality Disorder” online for free.

What Makes You Happy?

What Makes You Happy?

The research team use MRI brain scans to monitor activity in the ventral striatum, an area of the brain that is important in the feeling of happiness.

People were asked about their happiness levels before and after the experiment.  Those who had been more generous during the experiment were happier

Supporting a Friend Who Has Borderline Personality Disorder

Supporting a Friend Who Has Borderline Personality Disorder

Is there a person who holds a prominent place in your life such as a relative, friend or partner, who has a diagnosis of Borderline Personality Disorder? If that’s the case you likely have wondered what is the best way to show your support for that person? According to Beth Allan, a British blogger and columnist for metro.co.uk , you won’t be very successful if you first don’t learn all you can about this confounding disorder. Ms. Allan has lived and struggled with BPD since she was initially diagnosed as a teenager. In her post, she describes what it’s like to have BPD in a very real and honest way. She also offers a number of tips for those who have a loved one dealing with this poorly understood mental health condition and concludes by pointing out that, “it’s proven that support from friends and family can not only help recovery but can sometimes even be life saving.” Good stuff. You can read more of Ms. Allan’s insights and ideas here...