What is BPD?
Borderline personality disorder (BPD) is characterized by a persistent instability of emotions, behaviors, and/or relationships.
A Treatable Disorder
Diagnosis is often a relief when people with BPD realize others understand their experience and treatment options exist.
The Good Prognosis
BPD is treatable and people can get better, sustain manageable lives, and rebuild relationships.
If you or someone you know is in crisis:
The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline connects you to a skilled, trained counselor at a crisis center in your area. You can call anytime: 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Experiencing BPD may include any combination of the following:
- Fears of abandonment
- Extreme mood swings
- Difficulty maintaining relationships
- Unstable self-image
- Difficulty managing emotions
- Impulsive behavior
- Self-injuring acts
- Suicidal ideation
- Transient psychotic episodes
We maintain a database of clinicians, agencies, and facilities located nationwide with experience treating BPD and co-occurring disorders.
Our message center is monitored by certified social workers dedicated to helping you determine the appropriate next steps for you and connecting you to resources in your area.
Bea Tusiani gives a posthumous voice to her daughter Pamela, a young woman who candidly chronicled living with BPD through her journals, artwork, and poetry.
Bea provides a uniquely intimate glimpse into one family’s fight to save one of their own from the depths of a widely misunderstood illness.