BRIEFING

 

Youth Suicide and Self-Injury,
A Crisis of Epidemic Proportion

Wednesday, November 8
12PM – 1PM
2043 Rayburn House Office Building
Lunch will be provided

Dear Colleague,

We invite you to attend a briefing on youth suicide and self-injury, hosted by the National Education Alliance for Borderline Personality Disorder (NEABPD) and Behavioral Tech, in cooperation with Congresswoman Grace Napolitano, Chair of the Mental Health Caucus, and Congressman Eliot L. Engel.

Speakers will include three mental health professionals, as well as families that have been personally affected by youth self-injury and suicide. They will share their experiences, describe lifesaving programs, and answer questions.

We hope a representative from your office will join us. Please RSVP to neabpd@aol.com.

Speakers

Mental Health Professionals

 Blaise Aguirre MD, Assistant Professor Psychiatry Harvard Medical School
Alan E. Fruzzetti, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Psychology Harvard Medical School

Perry D. Hoffman, Ph.D., President, NEABPD
Preston Thompson, CEO, Behavioral Tech, LLC

 

Family Members Affected by Youth Suicide and Self-Injury

Lynn Courey
Krissy and Stacey Ahner

 

Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) is a serious psychological and psychosocial disorder where people have extreme difficulties regulating their emotions. Problems include intense and volatile emotions (such as shame, anger, sadness or anxiety), chaotic relationships, impulsivity, unstable sense of self, suicide attempts, self-harm, fears of abandonment, and chronic feelings of emptiness.

With effective treatment and support, data show that most people with BPD can make great progress, with important gains even in one year across a variety of problem areas. Many will no longer meet criteria for BPD. Similarly, data show that with help, family members also report big reductions in grief and feelings of burden, as well as an increased sense of mastery and family satisfaction. Over time, 80% of BPD sufferers reduce their symptoms.

NEA.BPD was initially created as a resource and support group for the families of the BPD diagnosis. NEA.BPD has grown to be a large community of both people and information.

You don’t have to travel this path alone.

There is hope.

NEA.BPD was initially created as a resource and support group for the families of the BPD diagnosis. NEA.BPD has grown to be a large community of both people and information. You don’t have to travel this path alone. There is hope.

UPCOMING CONFERENCES & EVENTS

Borderline Personality in Adolescents: Assessment, Diagnosis and Treatment - Full Day Workshop - November 4 , 2017 - Houston, TX

For videos from the Global Alliance for Prevention and Early Intervention for BPD event in Altanta, visit our CONFERENCE PRESENTATION VIDEOS SECTION

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VIDEOS FROM PAST CONFERENCES

Bridging the GAP - Developing Effective Prevention and Early Identification Strategies for BPD in Adolescents - August 26-27, 2017 San Juan, Puerto Rico

Dr Rabbi Twerski, scholar and spiritual leader to millions of people, makes opening remarks at the 2nd International NEABPD Conference in Tel Aviv on November 10, 2016.

Dr. Alan Fruzzetti at McLean Hospital & Department of Psychiatry Harvard Medical School on October 28, 2016
Practical Skills for Families

For all conferences videos visit our Conference Presentation Videos page in the Resources section of our site.

 

Welcome to the National Education Alliance for Borderline Personality Disorder website.

We invite you to look at the wealth of information on the site and also to explore our Media Library, an international resource of audio and video postings. We thank the many hundreds of presenters who gave of their time to make this the largest global media library on borderline personality disorder. All resources are available for you at no cost.

Please share your thoughts, suggestions and comments on the site with us.
Donations to support our effort are greatly appreciated!




Congressional Briefing – A National Crisis: Youth Suicide and Self-injury

Congressional Briefing
November 8, 2017          12 to 1pm       Rayburn Building

A National Crisis: Youth Suicide and Self-injury 

National Education Alliance for Borderline Personality Disorder (NEABPD) and Behavioral Tech are proud to host in coordination with Representative Grace Napolitano, Chair of the Congressional Mental Health Caucus, a Congressional Briefing on Youth Suicide and Self Injury. The goal is to outline priorities to address this crisis, build awareness and provide education to Congressional members/staff.

This meeting will be the second Congressional Briefing hosted by NEABPD. The first one (May 2007) prompted the passing of House Resolution 1005 (2008) declaring May as Borderline Personality Disorder Awareness Month.

Family Connections training was held in Walnut Creek California.

Family Connections training was held in Walnut Creek California.   The weekend was underwritten by a generous donor whose goal is to get more Family Connections classes in the Bay Area.  

Alan Fruzzetti was the trainer with four other locations also trained through live stream.   In total, 200 leaders were added to the list of Family Connections trainers to help meet the demand for the course.

Board members from NEABPD will be traveling to other countries

Board members from NEABPD will be traveling to other countries in the next several months to present  on borderline personality disorder.  Countries include Germany, Russia and Cuba with talks on Family Connections, early prevention and intervention, as well as the hosting of a weekend of Family Connections in Moscow .  


Added to those presentations are the ones more local in the US during the past month in San Juan, Puerto Rico and Atlanta,Georgia.

NEA BPD Italy

Three Family Connections groups celebrating the successful completion of the course in Fano, Italy. A learning and growing experience for all the family members, with an impact on their loved ones as well.

Thank you to all the leaders and to NEABPD Italy under the passionate guidance of Dr. Maria Elena Rudolf. A special thank you also to Dr Roberta Rossi for her ongoing support of the Family Connections Training Weekends in Brescia.

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