Resources

Hi folks

I am a mental health consumer, not a practitioner so any tips and advice on this page are purely me sharing things that have helped me.

If you or someone you know suffers from BPD, there is plenty of help out there.

Here are a few BPD specific links.

Australian BPD Foundation https://bpdfoundation.org.au/

Borderline Personality Disorder Support Services South Australia http://bpdsa.com.au/

This is an American site, but useful https://www.borderlinepersonalitydisorder.com/consumer-recovery-resources/

 

An absolutely essential workbook available for purchase or in downloadable PDF form from a very helpful blogger.

Dialectical Behavioural Therapy Skills Workbook – https://myjourneythroughmadness.files.wordpress.com/2017/01/dbt.pdf

 

Other generic and essential Australian mental health support sites.

Lifeline Australia 13 11 44 https://www.lifeline.org.au/

Suicide Prevention Australia https://www.suicidepreventionaust.org/

Beyondblue https://www.beyondblue.org.au/the-facts/suicide-prevention

SANE Australia https://www.sane.org/health-professionals/276-suicide-prevention-program 

 

Books

There are some great books out there for both consumers and those close to them.

I found “Mindfulness for borderline personality disorder” by Blaise Aguirre, MD and Gillian Galen, PsyD particularly useful. It has great little exercises in that anyone can do – and they really do help. Not just for people with mental health issues, but are awesome for just about anyone.

“Loving Someone with Borderline Personality Disorder” by Shari Y Manning is helpful for family members. I have three family members reading this at the moment. It has really helped my ex and I communicate (Yeah having an ex-hubby as a support person instead of an enemy is great).

“The Buddha and the Borderline” by Kiera Van Gelder was confronting for me. As I started reading it, I thought no way my doc has to be wrong, but as it unfolded I could see so much of myself it was frightening. It put me in a bit of a spin for a while.

There are probably squillions more but I just haven’t got to them yet … if you find something particularly helpful, please let me know and I will pop it up on this site.

Happy educating yourselves folks!