NEABPD Australia Webinars
Sashbear Foundation Webinars
The Impact of Suicidality on Family and Friends
A special event webinar with guest presenter Dr Lucinda Payne, Clinical Psychologist at McLean Hospital in Belmont, Massachusetts, USA
This webinar is for people who have experienced, witnessed or learned about their loved one’s suicide attempt and may have increased distress, grief, overwhelming worry or fear about their loved one’s safety, increased alertness or hypervigilance, and uncertainty about how to respond to their loved one’s behaviour.
Family members often find themselves anticipating the next crisis, without a chance to recover or process the previous one.
A recent research study has indicated that these difficulties are related to trauma and stress responses. In fact, nearly half of family members who participated in the study met criteria for PTSD after experiencing a traumatic suicidal crisis. So it is clear, these families need additional support.
BPD and Families: What is the Connection? Part 1
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
BPD and Families: What is the Connection? Part 2
Watch a FREE webinar with a panel discussion featuring Cassie Choo, person with lived experience of BPD, Carissa Wright, BPD Peer Support Group Facilitator and Aaron Fornarino, Public Sector Employee, person with lived experience of BPD and Law Student.