Emotions Matter Borderline Personality Disorder Social Connections Series

August 26, 2019 in New York City

Theme: Staying Cool in the Heat: Sharing Tips for Managing Emotions

BPD Social Connections is a monthly series on Monday nights once a month held at The Center (The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center) in New York City (208 W. 13th St. New York, NY 10011). Each month focuses on a group activity followed by discussion of a different topic.

In August, we will share lived experience strategies for managing emotions. Our peer leaders in various stages of recovery will share from different perspectives their experiences, and coping strategies that have helped. We will also have a few hands-on distress tolerance suggestions to try, so get ready to have some fun and connect with others who understand.

Light Refreshments will be served. Limited to 30 participants. Pre-Registration is strongly encouraged.

Questions about BPD Social Connections? Email info@emotionsmatterbpd.org.


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Sunday, July 14, 2019 12:00 p.m. CST - Identifying Purposeful Life Activities:  Embracing Strengths and Abilities:  Moving Beyond Labels  This drop-in peer session is focused on the topic of embracing one's strengths and abilities in the process of healing.  Those with lived experience of BPD report that moving beyond BPD stigma and labels, and identifying hobbies, passions or professional pursuits they enjoy support recovery.  The recovery principle discussed will be purpose, exploring how finding meaning and structure in daily living helps manage symptoms.  

Sunday, July 28 12:00 p.m. CST - Believing in Oneself and One's Ability to Recover 

This drop-in peer lead drop in group will focus on the recovery principle of trust.  When faced with stigma and negative views about BPD, and challenging symptoms, it can be hard to believe in one's own ability to get better.  Those with lived experience report that believing in oneself and trusting what one needs helps, as well as asking for help, are valuable on the journey toward hope and healing.  Join us to discuss this important peer topic.


To connect and empower those impacted by Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) to raise awareness about BPD and advocate for better mental health care.

Chelsea's Story

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.

Sarah's Story

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 ...