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Online Resources

The Australian site says that, "For us, AIR symbolises life and hope, and is something light yet powerful. The gonzo on our team thinks it means "Affect Integration and Recovery." Like most organizational web sites, it is about (and directed to) lower-functional, "conventional" people with BPD who are suicidal, engage in self harm, and actively seek out professional help.



About Psychotherapy

This is an extensive, far-reaching site about therapy and the therapeutic process.



Association d’Aide aux Personnes avec un Etat Limite

This is the site of a French BPD organization.



Behavioral Tech, LLC

Behavioral Tech, LLC, founded by Marsha M. Linehan, PhD, trains mental health care providers and treatment teams to use dialectical behavior therapy (DBT). This site has a searchable database of U.S. clinicians trained in DBT.



Borderline Personality Disorder Demystified

This is a detailed, up-to-date site by Robert O. Friedel, MD, author of Borderline Personality Disorder Demystified, a leading BPD psychiatrist.



Borderline Personality Disorder from the Inside Out

A. J. Mahari comes from not only the perspective of a person with BPD but also the perspective of a family member. The site includes links to Mahari’s e-books and YouTube videos. She also has a site for family and friends at http://lovedonesofborderlinepersonality.com.



Borderline Personality Disorder Resource Center

This site is associated with the Borderline Personality Disorder Resource Center (BPDRC) at New York–Presbyterian Hospital. This site provides a great general introduction to BPD.



BPDCentral

BPDCentral was established by author Randi Kreger in 1995. It offers a wide variety of information about BPD, including articles, essays, and interviews with experts; excerpts from books and booklets; links and resources; answers to common questions; basic and advanced information about BPD and the effects of borderline behavior on family members; and much more.



BPDRecovery

This is an extensive site for people with the disorder, which features a message-board community.



BPDWorld

This site offers resources in the United Kingdom.



Florida Borderline Personality Disorder Association

This organization promotes awareness, education, and research about BPD. It cultivates an atmosphere of support among professionals, consumers, and families throughout the state.



Middle Path: Awareness, Compassion, and Support for Borderline Personality Disorder

This is an online resource for people with BPD.



Middle Path: Awareness, Compassion, and Support for Borderline Personality Disorder

This is an online resource for people with BPD.



My Trip to Oz and Back

Subtitled “A True ‘Retrospective’ Story of My Relationship with a Person with BPD,” this site is a reproduction of a woman’s fifty-page letter to her borderline partner. Her experiences are representative of most people with a borderline partner.



National Education Alliance for Borderline Personality Disorder (NEA-BPD)

The NEA-BPD works to raise public awareness, provide education, and promote research about BPD, as well as enhance the quality of life of those affected by BPD. It offers family education programs, annual conferences, regional meetings, and educational and research materials.

The NEA-BPD also offers a twelve-week Family Connections program that teaches people with BPD and their family members coping skills based on dialectical behavior therapy (DBT). This course is taught only in certain cities, and participants are required to pay a fee. The program is also available by telephone. For information, see the organization’s Web site.

The NEA-BPD’s extensive Web site contains information about upcoming conferences, grants, family programs, video and audio resources, and much more. Of special interest is the video and audio archive of presentations from clinicians with expertise on BPD.



NUTS (parents Needing Understanding, Tenderness, and Support to help their child with borderline personality disorder)

NUTS consists of parents and grandparents whose children (adult or minor) have BPD, with or without a formal diagnosis. This group, established in 1996, is operated by a dedicated and experienced mother. Parents discuss a variety of topics, including the effect of BPD on their own emotions and on those of other family members. There is a small monthly membership fee.



Randi Kreger’s Stop Walking on Eggshells Blog on the Psychology Today Website

Subscribe to frequent updates and articles. The site has a plethora of articles about all kinds of timely topics about personality disorders.



Schema Therapy

This site presents information about the treatment method founded by Jeffrey Young, PhD.



The Welcome to Oz Online Community for Family Members with a Borderline Loved One

Welcome to Oz (WTO), which was founded by Randi Kreger in 1995, is a place to get help, find hope, and chat with other people in situations similar to yours. It has a wide variety of groups to fit different types of family members (sisters, parents, partners, stepparents) and people in different situations (partners who are staying, transitioning, divorcing). There is also a group for professionals, men only, women only, gay & lesbians, and clinical professionals.

 



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Touch Another Heart: Empathy and Listening Skills for Emotional Intimacy

This is an interesting, informative site about empathic acknowledgment, which is a key way to improve communication with individuals who have BPD.




Selected Sites on the World Wide Web

About Psychotherapy

This is an extensive, far-reaching site about therapy and the therapeutic process.


Behavioral Tech, LLC

Behavioral Tech, LLC, founded by Marsha M. Linehan, PhD, trains mental health care providers and treatment teams to use dialectical behavior therapy (DBT). This site has a searchable database of U.S. clinicians trained in DBT.


Borderline Personality Disorder Demystified

This is a detailed, up-to-date site by Robert O. Friedel, MD, author of Borderline Personality Disorder Demystified, a leading BPD psychiatrist.


Borderline Personality Disorder from the Inside Out

A. J. Mahari comes from not only the perspective of a person with BPD but also the perspective of a family member. The site includes links to Mahari’s e-books and YouTube videos. She also has a site for family and friends at http://lovedonesofborderlinepersonality.com.


Borderline Personality Disorder Resource Center

This site is associated with the Borderline Personality Disorder Resource Center (BPDRC) at New York–Presbyterian Hospital. This site provides a great general introduction to BPD.


BPDCentral

BPDCentral was established by author Randi Kreger in 1995. It offers a wide variety of information about BPD, including articles, essays, and interviews with experts; excerpts from books and booklets; links and resources; answers to common questions; basic and advanced information about BPD and the effects of borderline behavior on family members; and much more.


Middle Path: Awareness, Compassion, and Support for Borderline Personality Disorder

This is an online resource for people with BPD.


My Trip to Oz and Back

Subtitled “A True ‘Retrospective’ Story of My Relationship with a Person with BPD,” this site is a reproduction of a woman’s fifty-page letter to her borderline partner. Her experiences are representative of most people with a borderline partner.


Randi Kreger’s Stop Walking on Eggshells Blog on the Psychology Today Website

Subscribe to frequent updates and articles. The site has a plethora of articles about all kinds of timely topics about personality disorders.


Schema Therapy

This site presents information about the treatment method founded by Jeffrey Young, PhD.


Touch Another Heart: Empathy and Listening Skills for Emotional Intimacy

This is an interesting, informative site about empathic acknowledgment, which is a key way to improve communication with individuals who have BPD.



Selected Online Resources

The Australian site says that, "For us, AIR symbolises life and hope, and is something light yet powerful. The gonzo on our team thinks it means "Affect Integration and Recovery." Like most organizational web sites, it is about (and directed to) lower-functional, "conventional" people with BPD who are suicidal, engage in self harm, and actively seek out professional help.


NUTS (parents Needing Understanding, Tenderness, and Support to help their child with borderline personality disorder)

NUTS consists of parents and grandparents whose children (adult or minor) have BPD, with or without a formal diagnosis. This group, established in 1996, is operated by a dedicated and experienced mother. Parents discuss a variety of topics, including the effect of BPD on their own emotions and on those of other family members. There is a small monthly membership fee.


The Welcome to Oz Online Community for Family Members with a Borderline Loved One

Welcome to Oz (WTO), which was founded by Randi Kreger in 1995, is a place to get help, find hope, and chat with other people in situations similar to yours. It has a wide variety of groups to fit different types of family members (sisters, parents, partners, stepparents) and people in different situations (partners who are staying, transitioning, divorcing). There is also a group for professionals, men only, women only, gay & lesbians, and clinical professionals.

 



BPD Organizations

Association d’Aide aux Personnes avec un Etat Limite

This is the site of a French BPD organization.


BPDWorld

This site offers resources in the United Kingdom.


Florida Borderline Personality Disorder Association

This organization promotes awareness, education, and research about BPD. It cultivates an atmosphere of support among professionals, consumers, and families throughout the state.


National Education Alliance for Borderline Personality Disorder (NEA-BPD)

The NEA-BPD works to raise public awareness, provide education, and promote research about BPD, as well as enhance the quality of life of those affected by BPD. It offers family education programs, annual conferences, regional meetings, and educational and research materials.

The NEA-BPD also offers a twelve-week Family Connections program that teaches people with BPD and their family members coping skills based on dialectical behavior therapy (DBT). This course is taught only in certain cities, and participants are required to pay a fee. The program is also available by telephone. For information, see the organization’s Web site.

The NEA-BPD’s extensive Web site contains information about upcoming conferences, grants, family programs, video and audio resources, and much more. Of special interest is the video and audio archive of presentations from clinicians with expertise on BPD.


 
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