Borderline personality disorder resources

Reprinted from "BPD" issue of Visions Journal, 2011, 7 (1), p. 28

Help Lines

  • 310-6789: BC crisis line available 24 hours a day with no wait or busy signal (do not add 604, 778 or 250 before the number)

  • 1-800-SUICIDE (1-800-784-2433): BC crisis line available 24 hours a day

  • 1-888-4-TARA APD (1-888-4-8272-273): National Borderline Personality Disorder Resource and Referral Center in New York. Toll-free from Canada and available weekdays from 11:00 am to 5:00 pm (EST)

Information Online

  • Learn About…Borderline personality disorder available at www.heretohelp.bc.ca

  • Borderline personality disorder: An information guide for families available at www.camh.net

Advocacy

  • Treatment and Research Advancements National Association for Personality Disorders (TARA APD) www.tara4bpd.org (United States)

Books

  • The Borderline Personality Disorder Survival Guide: Everything You Need to Know about Living with BPD by Alexander L. Chapman and Kim L. Gratz (New Harbinger Publications, 2007)

  • Borderline Personality Disorder Demystified: An Essential Guide for Understanding and Living with BPD by Robert O. Friedel (Marlowe & Company, 2004)

  • The Dialectical Behavior Therapy Skills Workbook: Practical DBT Exercises for Learning Mindfulness, Interpersonal Effectiveness, Emotion Regulation & Distress Tolerance by Matthew McKay, Jeffrey C. Wood and Jeffrey Brantley (New Harbinger Publications, 2007)

  • Treatment of Borderline Personality Disorder: A Guide to Evidence-Based Practice by Joel Paris (The Guilford Press, 2008)

  • Overcoming Borderline Personality Disorder: A Family Guide for Healing and Change by Valerie Porr (Oxford University Press, 2010)

Articles and Guides

  • Paris, J. (2005). Borderline personality disorder. Canadian Medical Association Journal, 172(12), 1579-1583. Available at www.cmaj.ca

  • Hadjipavlou, G. and Ogrodniczuk, J.S. (2010). Promising psychotherapies for personality disorders. Canadian Journal of Psychiatry, 55(4), 202-210. Available at www.cpa-apc.org

  • Borderline Personality Disorder: Treatment and Management, National Clinical Practice Guideline Number 78. From the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence. Available at www.nice.org.uk (United Kingdom)

Disclaimer:

This list is not comprehensive and does not imply endorsement of resources.

 

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