Mission, Vision and Values

Our Mission

The mission of National Education Alliance for Borderline Personality Disorder is to provide education, raise public awareness and understanding, decrease stigma, promote research, and enhance the quality of life of those affected by Borderline Personality Disorder and/or related problems, including emotion dysregulation.

Our Vision

Building a world where emotional wisdom prevails.

Our Values

NEABPD Core values are distinguishing attributes of NEABPD that are deeply held convictions that characterize how we operate:


  • We strive to promote a compassionate and non-judgmental understanding of Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) and emotion dysregulation.
  • We believe there is hope and are committed to engaging in actions grounded in empathy for the person with lived experience, their families, their providers, and researchers.


  • We are committed to making our programs available to all and ensuring an environment where everyone feels welcome and safe.
  • We strive to include and increase access to anyone impacted by emotion dysregulation.


  • We know BPD and emotion dysregulation occur in the context of relationships and impact the lives of those with lived experiences and their families.
  • We believe people with BPD and emotion dysregulation can create meaningful lives and relationships.
  • We can’t solve this alone. We need to work together.


  • We are grounded in evidence-based principles and approaches to alleviate suffering of those impacted by BPD and emotion dysregulation.
  • We make decisions based on data.

Since its founding in 2001 NEABPD

efforts have led to the following

Family Connections Program

Creation of the international Family Connections Program

Media Library

Collection and maintenance of the world’s largest media library on BPD


Host of more than 65 national and international conferences

Recognition and Awards

from American Psychiatric Association and National Alliance on Mental Illness

BPD Awareness Month

Congressional endorsement of BPD Awareness Month


Publication of 3 major books

Professional Courses

Establishment of numerous professional education courses

Call-in Series

Hosting the only weekly call-in series for those affected by BPD
The American Psychiatric Association awarded NEABPD with the “2012 Distinguished Service Award”
The National Alliance on Mental Illness named Dr. Perry Hoffman as the recipient of the “2011 Excellence in Community Mental Health Award.”