Location: Fountain House Gallery, 702 Ninth Ave. at 48th Street, NY, NY 11019
Emotion Matter “Lights the Way” for BPD in Washington Square Park!
On Tuesday, September 27, 2016 Emotions Matter held a very successful rally in Washington Square Park. With over 70 people present, Owen Muir, MD, Amanda Wang, Rivka Lubin, Maria Solomon, LMSW, and Rebbie Ratner, spoke very personally and powerfully about BPD and suicide. Thanks to our speakers and volunteers to helped make this event possible!
Outreach Alert: Emotions Matter at four “Out of Darkness Walks” in October!!!
Emotions Matter, Inc. reached out to the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) about our desire to bring attention to BPD at their "Out of Darkness Walks," as many with BPD are impacted by self-injury and suicidality. They graciously invited us to table. If you would like to create a BPD walk team, or volunteer at our Emotions Matter table, please email us at info@EmotionsMatterBPD.org.
- Harbor Island Park, Mamaroneck, New York: October 15
- Montclair State University Campus, Montclair, New Jersey: October 15
- Jones Beach, Long Island, New York: October 23
- Battery Park, New York City: October 23
On Saturday, May 7th, 2016, over 80 people joined Emotions Matters, Inc. as we walked over New York's famed Brooklyn Bridge for Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) awareness as part of the 10th annual Metro-New York NAMI Walk. Individuals with BPD, family members of loved ones impacted by BPD, clinicians, researchers and friends came together to advocate for more BPD research funding, treatment and awareness. Wearing bright red shirts that read, "I walk for BPD," which were sponsored by New York-Presbyterian Hospital, walkers proudly held up signs with messages for the public. The signs read:
"Hope is more research, treatment, and support of Borderline Personality Disorder."
"10% of people with BPD commit suicide. Treatment saves lives."
"Most treatment for BPD is not covered by insurance."
"We walk for Borderline Personality Disorder Awareness."
Following the walk, a brunch was held for all walkers, family and friends during which attendees were able to connect and share their passion for BPD advocacy. To get involved in future advocacy events, please sign-up within the following link: http://emotionsmatterbpd.org/getinvolved/