NAMI Blog

Supporting Someone with Borderline Personality Disorder

By Laura Greenstein | Jun. 23, 2017

For those helping a loved one manage BPD: Yes, their symptoms will most likely affect you and your relationship won’t always be easy. However, your stable, reassuring presence in the life of someone experiencing BPD can help them get better.

Distress Tolerance Techniques to Prevent Self-Harm

By Ashley Miers | Jun. 21, 2017

One of Borderline Personality Disorder’s most troubling symptoms is self-harm. By working with a therapist, the author of this blog learned how to use distress tolerance techniques when she feels triggered to self-harm. Learn her techniques here.

A Good Soldier: Surviving My Mother’s Life and Death

By Ally Golden | Jun. 19, 2017

"When a loved one struggles with mental illness, it isn’t black and white, and there isn’t one way to think or feel about it. The only thing we survivors can do is make an effort to conduct our lives in a healthy way, and share our experiences so others know they’re not alone."

Offering Hope for Borderline Personality Disorder

By Joy Sprague and Perry Hoffman, Ph.D. | Jun. 14, 2017

NAMI's friends at the National Education Alliance for Borderline Personality Disorder offer unmatched resources to individuals and families living with BPD. Learn more about their efforts and supports here.

Treating Borderline Personality Disorder

By Laura Greenstein | Jun. 07, 2017

Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) is recognized as the “gold standard” treatment option for Borderline Personality Disorder. Learn more about this life-saving therapy here.

Understanding Borderline Personality Disorder

By Laura Greenstein | Jun. 05, 2017

Selfish. Manipulative. Untreatable. Clingy—this is how people describe those who live with Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD). But considering what a person experiencing BPD deals with daily, these labels aren’t fair.

Mental Health Starts with Listening

By Kenny Baldwin | Jun. 02, 2017

When was the last time you considered how sound might impact your health?  Most of us only think about sound pollution when there’s a jackhammer outside our bedroom window, but it turns out what you listen to all day can affect your wellness.

The Stigma in Our Health Care System

By Kathryn van Roosendaal | May. 31, 2017

During Mental Health Month, there’s always a lot of talk about breaking the stigma surrounding mental illness. Well, it seems like we’ve still got a long way to go.

Are You Living on the Edge?

By Bob Carolla | May. 26, 2017

On Edge: A Journey through Anxiety is part-memoir and part-exposition of the science, symptoms and treatment of anxiety disorders, neatly woven together.

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