Congressional Briefing:

May 22, 2018

Engaging and Supporting
Families in Suicide Prevention

We invite you to join the effort and watch the Briefing
Host: NEABPD
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.

Watch the Briefing            Speakers’ Bios

Beyond Borderline: True Stories of Recovery from Borderline Personality Disorder

by John G. Gunderson & Perry D. Hoffman foreword by Brandon Marshall

Purchase Book            View Presentation

Congressional Briefing

May 22, 2018

Engaging and Supporting
Families in Suicide Prevention

We invite you to join the effort and watch the Briefing
Host: NEABPD
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.

Watch the Briefing            Speakers’ Bios

CONFERENCES

To watch all NASSPD and other conference videos visit our Conference Videos section

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!

NEABPD Fall Newsletter 2018 – Message From the President

Message From the President

I hope everyone had a wonderful summer!  We are gearing up for an exciting fall with lots of happenings over the next few months.  Several of our Board Members will be presenting at conferences, some with professionals in the audience, some with family members and persons in recovery in the audience and some with all stakeholders.

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NEABPD is pleased to share the following paragraph recognizing the importance of families in suicide prevention efforts. Hopefully more will follow soon!

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“Suicide Prevention.—The Committee recognizes the rising rate of suicide and notes that family and friends are often in the best position to recognize the warning signs of suicide and to help an atrisk individual get treatment. The Committee urges SAMHSA to develop and disseminate programs to provide specialized training and resources on identifying and responding to people at risk of suicide for families and friends of at-risk individuals.”
See attached letter signed by 23 Members of Congress in support. 

Final Suicide Prevention Task Force Approps Letter