National Education Alliance
Borderline Personality Disorder
A Resource for Families and People in Recovery
Education and Training for Professionals
A gift from Dr. John Gunderson
Historical Perspective on Borderline Personality Disorder
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!
International Conference: The Family as a Resource – Family Matters – A Different Way of Acting Therapeutic, Quality and Sustainable in Mental Health and Addictions
Friday, May 31, 2019
Marco Vaggi Psychiatrist, Director of the Department of Mental Health and Addictions ASL3 Genoa
Perry Hoffman, PhD International President of NEA BPD (National Education Alliance for BPD)
Maria Elena Ridolfi Psychiatrist, National President of NEA BPD and Director of the CSM of Fano
Roberta Rossi Psychologist and psychotherapist researcher Irccs Fatebenefratelli Brescia
Friday, May 3, 2019
9:00 am – 4:30 pm
Mary S. Harkness Auditorium
Sterling Hall of Medicine
333 Cedar Street
New Haven, CT 06519
Featured Presenters: Melanie Harned, PhD, ABPP; David Klonsky, PhD; Daniel Lee, PhD; and Monnica Williams, PhD, ABPP
Many of you know of the existence of the Family Connections program. Run under the auspices of NEABPD, The National Education Alliance for BPD, Family Connections is a program for family members of people who have BPD. Every year end, my co-facilitator and I gear up for a new Family Connections group starting in January.