Engaging and Supporting
Families in Suicide Prevention
We invite you to join the effort and watch the Briefing
Co-hosts: Chairs of the Mental Health Caucus Representatives
Grace Napolitano and John Katko and the Congressional
Suicide Prevention Task Force Representatives
Don Beyer and John Katko.
National Education Alliance for Borderline Personality Disorder
14th Annual Yale NEABPD BPD Conference:
Emotional Dysregulation in Families: Treatment and Support
New Haven, CT – Friday, May 4, 2018
Videos Coming Soon!
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.
NEABPD was initially created as a resource and support group for the families of the BPD diagnosis. NEABPD has now grown to be a large community of both people and information. You don’t have to travel this path alone. There is hope.
NEABPD was initially created as a resource and support group for the families of the BPD diagnosis. NEABPD has grown to be a large community of both people and information. You don’t have to travel this path alone. There is hope.
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!
Family Connections article published in the New Zealand Journal of the NZ College of Clinical Psychologists. Roy Kravitz leading author, with Anne Reeve both Family Connections leaders.
View the article here
NEABPD Australia hosted a free Webinar in honor of BPD Awareness Week. Meet some with the lived experience as well as professionals in the field. This webinar included a facilitated interdisciplinary panel discussion, followed by a Q&A session.
- Dr Perry Hoffman, co-creator of Family Connections and President of the National Education Alliance for BPD;
- Liz Hodgman, carer peer and Family Connections facilitator;
- Jake Hodgman, person with lived experience of BPD;
- Carolyn Bright, DBT clinician Fremantle Hospital and Family Connections leader trainer;
- Jennie Fitzhardinge, webinar facilitator and Family Connections facilitator, and
- Terri-Lee Hill, Family Connections facilitator
Click here to view the Webinar