Just released, a very powerful and insightful, 25 minute video featuring Dr Blaise Aguirre and people with BPD. http://sashbear.org/en/events-main/sashbear-mindfulness-dayread more
Professor Alan Fruzzetti Coming to Australia for 12-day Comprehensive DBT Clinician Training. Book Now For Early Bird Discount.
Commencing June 19 2016, Professor Alan Fruzzetti will present in four blocks of three days each block, a comprehensive 12-day, plus supervision, comprehensive Clinician DBT training program including family skills. For further information, email firstname.lastname@example.org...read more
This report addresses disadvantage in employment and education faced by young people aged 12-25 years with mental illness. It has a specific emphasis on this age group because mental illness has its peak onset in youth, and as a consequence the normal process of...read more
Hear the ABC Radio interview on RN Breakfast where Professor Mike Slade from the Institute of Psychiatry at King's College London, says it's 'toxic' to describe mental illness as a permanent disability. The link to the audio is HERE.read more
How does mental health become a top priority so that help is available to all who need it? This problem has deep roots, and solutions are elusive and complex. It is time to stop talking about helping people with psychiatric illness and actually do something to help...read more
Professor Andrew Chanen is the Deputy Director of research at Orygen: The National Centre of Excellence in Youth Mental Health, Board Director of NEABPD Australia and the President of ISSPD (International Society for the Study of Personality Disorders). He is the...read more
Barbara Mullen is one of the specialist leaders in Australia’s first Family Connections®course. Family Connections®is an evidence-based program developed by the U.S. NEABPD organisation. It runs for 12 weeks, is free, and (as the name suggests) is for families...read more
Washington Post Article about Pamela Tusiani and her family’s efforts to advocate for BPD research, awareness and treatment.
Pamela Tusiani lost her battle with mental illness in 2002, dying from a severe reaction to an antidepressant prescribed for he borderline personality disorder. Her mother, Paula, says "September 14th was Pamela's birthday - she would have been 38 years old. I think...read more
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Mercury News: Findings Alarming. Susan Sulzer interviews mental health professionals about those who live with BPD
Talking Point: Doctors, police, courts and schools must accept mental illness is not a crime. Read moreread more
The Lived Experience of Borderline Personality Disorder - Podcastread more
Professor Alan Fruzzetti, co-author of the internationally renowned Family Connections Programme, and Professor at the University of Nevada will present a two day training workshop for Leaders of Family Connections in Adelaide on June 29 and 30, 2015 at Flinders...read more
Dr Roy Krawitz, FRANZCP, Psychiatrist to Waikato District Health Board and Honorary Senior Lecturer at Auckland University, New Zealand will present the weekend leadership training for Australia’s first Family Connections programme.
Dr Krawitz has a substantial DBT expert role with clinicians through his DBT training company, DBTNZ which is affiliated with Behavioral Tech, Linehan’s international DBT training organization.
NEABPD is excited to announce that it will commence Family Connections Leaders training in Australia early in 2015. The FC Leaders training weekend for mental health professionals and family members of people with borderline personality disorder will be offered at...read more
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Following House Resolution 1005 passed in the US in 2008, Australian Senate releases a Notice of Motion declaring the first week of October to be BPD Awareness Week
30 September 30, 2014 We give notice that on the next day of sitting we will move: that the Senate: 1. notes that: a) at any one point in time, between 1 and 4 per cent of the general population experiences Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD); b) the disorder can be...read more
New York Times Article The Power of Rescuing Others: Marsha Linehan, a therapist and researcher at the University of Washington who suffered from borderline personality disorder, recalls the religious experience that transformed her as a young woman. By BENEDICT CAREY...read more