Too Much Empathy: Is That a BPD Thing?

Too Much Empathy: Is That a BPD Thing?

Many people who are diagnosed with Borderline Personality who exhibit a high degree of emotional sensitivity along with what is described as a genetic vulnerability to emotional dysregulation might actually possess a form of giftedness. Which begs the question: “If this is a gift, why does it hurt so much?”

Free BPD Video for Awareness Month

Free BPD Video for Awareness Month

Throughout the month we have offered people a free screening online of our 30 minute program “Understanding Borderline Personality Disorder from the 5 part series “If Only We Had Known: A Guide to Borderline Personality Disorder”

How Many People With BPD Recover?

How Many People With BPD Recover?

For many years after borderline personality disorder was first defined in 1938, the conventional wisdom among mental health providers was that BPD was a permanent condition. The poor response by patients to existing psychotherapies and medications created a belief that the disorder was incurable.

May is BPD Awareness Month – Day 5

May is BPD Awareness Month – Day 5

The five-part video series “If Only We Had Known: A Family Guide to Borderline Personality Disorder” is a comprehensive exploration of BPD and the impact it has on individuals, families and society. The series was funded, in part, by a grant from the U.S National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) explores the nature of BPD,

Access to Care in Chicago: ‘It’s getting worse’

Access to Care in Chicago: ‘It’s getting worse’

Here’s the good news: more people in the Chicago, Illinois area are seeking out treatment for their mental health problems than ever before. Now, here’s the bad: there are not nearly enough psychiatrists to meet the demand. And it’s getting worse.