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/