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Announcing our new advocacy resource. Click here to download your copy.

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BPD Loss Community

Click to download our BPD Loss Support flyer.

Click to download our BPD Loss Support flyer.

Emotions Matter offers a free monthly telephone support group for those who have lost loved ones to BPD, and seek the support of others who understand this unique loss journey.   This group meets by phone one the 2nd or 3rd Friday of each month from 1 to 2:00 p.m. EST.  For more information, contact Paula Tusiani-Eng, LMSW, at

Jessica Rita Dieguez,  Sept. 15, 1986 - Oct. 29, 2016

Jessica Rita Dieguez, Sept. 15, 1986 - Oct. 29, 2016

Borderline Personality Disorder Loss Registry

Emotions Matter, a 501c3 non-profit organization with a mission to connect and empower those impacted by borderline personality disorder (BPD) to raise awareness and improve mental health care, announces the launch of an online BPD Loss Registry.

The purpose of this registry is to:

1) Collect stories about individuals who have lost their lives to BPD.

2) Bring awareness to trends in BPD loss that might help us advocate for better mental health care.

3)  Encourage researchers to study BPD loss to improve mortality associated with BPD.

4) Help those coping with BPD loss.

If you know of someone who had borderline personality disorder, and lost their lives, please share their story with us. 



National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 1-800-273-TALK (8255).  Get connected to skilled, trained counselor at a crisis center in your area anytime, 24 hours a day.  No matter what the problem, the suicide hotline wants to help you find a reason to keep living.   Crisis chat available online, and local crisis resource centers directory listed by state available on website.


Active Minds, Inc. – Non-profit organization with more than 400 chapters on college campuses across the country, led by students and trained national staff, to promote awareness, prevention and advocacy of young adult mental health.

Brain and Behavior Research Foundation – A non-profit organization committed to alleviating the suffering caused by mental illness by awarding grants to researchers that will lead to advances and breakthroughs in scientific research.

Families for Borderline Personality Disorder Research.  A grassroots group of family members and others actively supporting BPD research by raising funds for BBRF grants to young investigators in the field, believing that research is the best hope for recovery.

Mental Health America(MHA) – National nonprofit dedicated to promote mental health as a critical part of overall wellness, including prevention for all, early identification and intervention for those at risk, integrated health, behavioral health and other services for those who need them, and recovery as a goal.

Florida Borderline Personality Disorder Association – A regional organization serving the state of Florida offering education, resources, events, and family support for those impacted by Borderline Personality Disorder.

National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) - NAMI offers free in person support groups, a 12-week family education program called “Family-to-Family,” and a peer recovery program called “Peer-to-Peer.”  NAMI chapters exist in states and cities around the country.  They hold annual NAMI Walks to raise awareness about mental illness, and have opportunities to get involved with advocacy.

NEA-BPD:  National Alliance for Borderline Personality Disorder (NEA-BPD) – Offers “Family Connections” around the country, a 12-week manualized family support and education program about BPD, as well “Tele-Connections” a weekly teleconference group for Family Connections.

New England Personality Disorder Association (NEPDA) – A regional organization serving New England with BPD family workshops, conferences, education, advocacy and support.

New York-Presbyterian Hospital Borderline Personality Disorder Resource Center.  – Maintains a national and international database of clinicians trained in BPD, and offers support resources. For assistance in locating resources and clinical referrals for treatment in all levels of BPD care, call 1-888-694-2273, or

Personality Disorder Awareness Network (PDAN) - Personality Disorder Awareness Network (PDAN) is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to increasing public awareness of personality disorders, alleviating the impact of personality disorders on families, and preventing the development of personality disorders in children.  Offers online courses, publications and has active social media network.

Treatment and Research Advancements, National Association for Personality Disorder (TARA).  Provides educational and skills workshops, referrals, and information about BPD.  Also administers a hotline for those impacted by BPD.


Blogs, Websites, and Online Support

Anything to Stop the Pain –  This site is for partners and parents of people with Borderline Personality Disorder.

Back from the Edge – A video to learn more about treating and diagnosing BPD created by the New York Presbyterian Hospital Borderline Personality Disorder Resource Center.   Also available on DVD.

The Linehan Institute Behavioral Tech – A Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) training institute founded by Marsha Linehan, which posts a public list of clinical workshops and DBT trained therapists.

BPD Awareness Page – – A Facebook community committed to raising awareness about BPD and combatting stigma.  Sells BPD Awareness bracelets and other materials at

BPD Central –  Family support online and information website maintained by Randi Kreger, an author who writes about BPD’s impact on families.

BPD –  Offers online support groups for the family members of individuals suffering from Borderline personality disorder (BPD) and other personality and impulse disorders.

Borderline Personality Disorder Demystified –  A website maintained by Robert O. Friedel, MD, for people with BPD with information about diagnosis and treatment.  Site has online tests and referral resources.  

Brandon Marshall Project Borderline –  A non-profit organization founded by hosted by football player Brandon Marshall, who has BPD, to raise awareness, reduce stigma and gain access to resources.   

Hope for BPD  A website maintained by Amanda Smith, LMSW, who offers consultations, a weekly emails, and family support.  She assists individuals and family members diagnosed with BPD navigate therapeutic boarding schools, short-term and long-term residential care, and outpatient treatment options.

My Dialectical Life – Online peer-to-peer support with daily emails and a blog focusing on DBT skills designed for those who have completed DBT Training, are working with a DBT therapist, or contemplating DBT therapy.

The Fight Within Us – A Blog written by Amanda Wang of New York City, who has been involved in videos, public speaking and efforts to raise awareness about BPD.

Healing from BPD – A website offering personal perspective on BPD with online chats, blogs, and news feeds on social media.  Online DBT skills chats offered. - A Blog written by a young woman in New York City who writes about the every day experience of living with BPD.  "Having a Life Worth Living" - a DBT-Mindfulness Video about borderline personality disorder produced by The Sashbear Foundation in Canada.



Memoirs by Individuals or Family Members Impacted by BPD:

Remnants of a Life on Paper: A Mother and Daughter’s Struggle with Borderline Personality Disorder.  Bea Tusiani and Paula Tusiani-Eng.  

The Buddha and the Borderline: My Recovery from Borderline Personality Disorder through Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Buddhism, and Online Dating.  Kiera Van Gelder.

Get Me Out of Here: My Recovery From Borderline Personality Disorder. Rachel Reiland

Girl in Need of a Tourniquet: Memoir of a Borderline Personality.  Rachel Reiland.

Loud in the House of Myself: Memoir of a Strange Girl.  Stacy Pershall.  

Other Books about BPD or Recovery Skills for Individuals and Families:

Borderline Personality Disorder in Adolescents: What do to when your Teen has BPD.  Blaise Aguirre.

Coping with BPD: DBT and CBT Skills to Soothe the Symptoms of Borderline Personality Disorder.   Blaise Aguirre, MD and Gillian Galen, PsyD.  

New Hope for People with Borderline Personality Disorder: Your Friendly, Authoritative Guide to the Latest in Traditional and Complementary Solutions.  Neil R. Bockian, PhD, Nora Elizabeth Villagran

The Borderline Personality Disorder Survival Guide: Everything you Need to Know about Living with BPD.  Alexander Chapman, Ph.D., and Kim Gratz.  

When Hope is Not Enough: A How-to Guide for Living and Loving Someone with Borderline Personality Disorder.  Bon Dobbs.

Borderline Personality Disorder Demystified: An Essential Guide for Understanding and Living With BPD. Robert O. Friedel, MD

The High-Conflict Couple: A Dialectical Behavior Therapy Guide to Finding Peace, Intimacy and Validation.  Alan Fruzzetti. Phd.  

Understanding and Treating Borderline Personality Disorder: A Guide for Professionals and Families. John G. Gunderson, MD, Perry D. Hoffman, PhD (Editors)

I Hate You – Don’t Leave Me: Understanding the Borderline Personality.  Jerold J. Kreisman MD, Hal Straus

Stop Walking on Egg Shells: Taking Your Life Back When your Loved One has BPD.  Paul Mason, MS, and Randi Kreger.  

Loving Someone with Borderline Personality Disorder: How to Keep Out-of-Control Emotions from Destroying your Relationship.  Shari Y. Manning. 

Borderline Personality Disorder: New Reasons for Hope.  Francis Mark Mondimore, MD, and Patrick Kelly, MD

Borderline and Beyond: A Program of Recovery From Borderline Personality Disorder (Workbook and Personal Journal).  Laura Paxton

Overcoming Borderline Personality Disorder: A Family Guide for Healing and Change.  Valerie Porr

The Angry Heart: Overcoming Borderline and Addictive Disorders: An Interactive Self-Help Guide.  Joseph Santoro, Ph