Resources for Family and Friends



BPD from a client perspective

Tom –

Advice for mums and dads –

Lets talk self harm – if can handle disruption in adds many good points, also put up sequel to friends of self harm, a bit focused on body image, however great points –

Interesting video about the effects of bullying –




If Only We Had Known: A Family Guide to Borderline Personality

The five videos in the series are available in two formats. One is via streaming video which can be obtained at the website. Each video can be viewed several times over the course of a month and cannot be saved. The cost is $14.99 per video.

The programs are also available on DVD via Amazon. The cost is $99.99 per DVD or $449.99 for the five part set.

Instructions for accessing the instant streaming videos and the DVD are located on the website.

NEABPD has a distance family psycho-education program called Tele-connections. It’s an offshoot of their location based Family Connections program. You can learn more about this from the NEABPD website



Aguirre, B.A. (2007) Borderline Personality Disorder in Adolescents: A complete guide to understanding and coping when your adolescent has BPD. Fair Winds Press. 

Harvey, P., Penzo, J.A. (2009). Parenting a Child Who Has Intense Emotions; Diaectical Behavior Therapy Skills to Help Your Child regulate emotional Outburts & Aggressive Behaviors. New Harbinger Publications. CA

Hollander, M (2008). Helping teens who cut, understanding and ending self-injury. The Guiford Press. NewYork

Fruzzetti, A.E (2006). The high conflict couple; A Dialectical Behavior Therapy Guide to Finding Peace, Intimacy & Validation. New Harbinger Publications. CA

Manning, S. (2011). Loving Someone with Borderine Personality Disorder. How to Keep Out-of-Control Emotions from Destroying Your Relationship. The Guilford Press. NewYork

Porr, V. (2010). Overcoming Borderline Personality Disorder; A Family Guide for Healing and Change. New York, Oxford University Press

Brief written overview of the experience of emotional sensitivity:

Finding a DBT therapist-brief overview of DBT and questions to ask to find a therapist:



An open letter –

The quiet Borderline –

Compassionate documentary –

Back from the Edge, doco-with lots of supportive info for families and clients –



BPD family: