Check out our new video on BPD & Suicide Awareness!
On September 2016, five of our courageous members broke the silence and the stigma by speaking about their experiences with BPD and suicide at our Light the Way Forward Rally in Washington Square Park, New York. Over 100 people stopped by throughout the event and listened as we unearthed stories of pain, loss, hope and recovery. We have edited the footage into a short film to continue breaking the stigma during Suicide Prevention Awareness Month.
Thank you to our fabulous volunteers for making information available about BPD at the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) Out of Darkness Walks and NAMI Walks this month!
Emotions Matters had 23 volunteers (comprised of family members, individuals with BPD, and clinicians) at six AFSP walks in New Jersey (North Bergen, Bloomfield and Montclair), and New York (Westchester, New York City, and Long Island), as well as at one NAMI walk in Los Angeles, getting BPD information out there, reaching thousands of people impacted by suicidality. We also learned about another team walking for BPD awareness at the NAMI Walk in Austin, Texas this month. Check out our inspiring photo gallery!
Emotions Matter's Art Show and Auction Empowers Artists to Shed Light on Borderline Personality Disorder
On May 18, 2017, Emotions Matters held its first Art Show and Auction called "Empowered to Create"at the Fountain House Gallery in New York City. Over 25 artists from around the country and internationally submitted 37 pieces of art work in two dimensional mediums for show and auction, highlighting different aspects of the borderline personality disorder (BPD) experience. The gallery was packed, as the artists, those impacted by BPD, and the public came to support our mission to raise awareness about this serious mental disorder. Congratulations to the artists for their courage and beautiful creative expressions. The event was an amazing success!
Emotions Matter Members Form Borderline Personality Disorder Walk Teams to Raise Awareness at NAMI NYC Region Walks
For the third consecutive year, Emotions Matter's formed a Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) Awareness team, with tee shirts sponsored by New York-Presbyterian Hospital, at the Metro-NYC NAMI Walk on Saturday, May 13th. Despite the pouring rain, those impacted by BPD came out with enthusiasm and solidarity, to volunteer at our information table and walk across the Brooklyn Bridge!
We also had a new walk team this year at the Queens/Nassau NAMI Walk on Saturday, May 6th at Jones Beach, Long Island, New York. They walked along the boardwalk with signs raised high to let others know about the need for more BPD treatment and resources. Thank you to our members and volunteers for participating in the 2017 NAMI Walks! If you would like to form a BPD walk team in your city, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
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To connect and empower those impacted by Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) to raise awareness about BPD and advocate for better mental health care.
My name is Chelsea. I’m 25 years old, and I live in Minnesota. I first saw a therapist when I was about 10 years old, and have been seeing them on and off since.
My name is Sarah, and my daughter, K, has BPD. K was always extremely sensitive as a child, but I figured it was her personality, and didn't really think much more than that.
Dr. Solomon's Story
I have been working, for many years, with patients who have BPD. These individuals are frequently creative, passionate, highly calibrated, resilient ...