How can I get help/support for borderline personality disorder (BPD)?
Note: NAMI volunteers are not medical or mental health professionals, and we cannot offer medical or mental health advice. The material outlined below is informational and we hope that it helps provide guidance toward getting support.
You may wish to consult the Borderline Personality Disorder page of NAMI’s website where you will find information on the condition, current treatments, ways to support recovery, and links to NAMI Discussion Groups that focus on topics related to Borderline Personality Disorder (create a NAMI.org account to participate in NAMI discussion groups).
The following resources may be of help:
- National Education Alliance for BPD provides resources, videos, and information, including“Family Connections™” Program, a free 12-week virtual course that provides education, skills training and support for loved ones of people living with borderline personality disorder, emotion dysregulation, or borderline personality disorder/emotion dysregulation traits.
- Borderline Personality Disorder Resource Center offers information on borderline personality disorder and resources for families and people living with the condition, including a provider locator that is searchable by state and type of insurance accepted.
- Stop Walking on Eggshells provides information about borderline personality disorder, coping tips, and other resources.
- Out of the FOG provides information, resources and support for caregivers and loved ones of individuals living with borderline personality disorder.
- Emotions Matter is a nonprofit organization that offers programs, education and resources for individuals and families impacted by borderline personality disorder.
- Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) is a cognitive behavioral therapy developed by Marsha M. Linehan, Ph.D., a researcher at the University of Washington and founder of BTECH, to treat persons with borderline personality disorder. For a directory of treatment teams with at least one member who has completed either Dialectical Behavior Therapy Intensive Training or Dialectical Behavior Therapy Foundational Training through BTECH, visit www.behavioraltech.org.
- DBT-Linehan Board of Certification provides a therapist locator to search for clinicians who have met certification standards to practice Dialectical Behavior Therapy, a cognitive behavioral therapy developed by Marsha M. Linehan, Ph.D., a researcher at the University of Washington and founder of BTECH, to treat persons with borderline personality disorder; search the directory by city, state or zip code.