Borderline Personality Disorder Week

Borderline Personality Disorder Week

This year marks the inaugural Borderline Personality Disorder Awareness Week. Set to run annually in the first week of October its aim is to raise awareness around this mental illness that is more common than we think, yet the most understood.

Running from October 1 – 7 BPD organisations are calling on us all to become more aware of the condition, to educate ourselves, show compassion and for more funding and access to evidence-based treatment and services when they are needed. These things are critical to ensuring that people living with BPD and their families have the tools and support they need to achieve recovery.

You can find out more here.

This year Private Mental Health Consumer Carer Network (Australia) Limited was successful in gaining a grant from Life Without Barriers and SA Health, Office of the Chief Psychiatrist under their Suicide Prevention Grant Program, to develop a website specific to BPD for South Australians.

Currently there is no central place for clinicians, GPs, consumers, carers or NGO staff to go to find services specific to BPD.  Additionally,  the two Primary Health Networks (PHNs) may find it difficult to commission services for people with more severe and complex presentations of BPD if there is no knowledge of where services are.

Do you have a BPD program?

If you do please fill out the attached form and send it to Janne McMahon,

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