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

  • Borderline personality disorder: An information guide for families available at


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


  • 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

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

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


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