BPD Resources for family members

Click on the blue links below to access videos and other resources. 


Videos on YouTube:

In English: 
Valerie Porr, ISSPD XIV, Family day, October 2015

Allan E. Fruzzetti, ISSPD XIV, Family day, October 2015

Perry D. Hoffman & Lynn Courey, ISSPD XIV, Family day, October 2015

En français: 
Hélène Busque. ISSPD XIV, Family day, October 2015

Other videos (to rent or buy):

















Articles and informative audio recordings on YouTube:

Validation: What does this mean and how to help the person with Borderline Personality Disorder (ASMFMH)

Borderline Personality Disorder Family Guidelines
by John G. Gunderson, M.D. and Cynthia Berkowitz, M.D

Understanding and Helping Loved Ones with Borderline Personality Disorder 
Dr. Robin Kissell

Recommended books for family caregivers:

Loving someone with a borderline personality disorder: How to keep out-of-control emotions from destroying your relationship, by Shari Manning

Overcoming BPD: a family guide for healing and change, by Valerie Porr

(Big book to read, but lots of very useful information. Written by the founder of TARA organization for BPD. Valerie Porr has a daughter with BPD too. Based on research, DBT informed and based on personal lived experience as well.)

Parenting a teen who has intense emotions: DBT Skills to help your teen Navigate Emotional & Behavioral Challenges, by Pat Harvey and Britt Rathbone

(Written for parents of teens, but this book is good for any caregiver of a person with BPD; book is short, to the point and very good intro to DBT skills for families.)

* These books and other ones about BPD are available at our offices. You can borrow them from our library if you are an AMI-Quebec member.

Resources in case of emergencies:

Crisis centers (centre de crise au Québec) – 24h/7 jours:

Centre de Crise 
A list of crisis centres 

Suicide Action Montreal or call 1-866-277-3553 or 514-723-4000
Suicide prevention hotline (can guide you to closest crisis center) – 24h/7 days
Centre de prevention du suicide (peut vous guider vers le centre de crise de votre secteur) – 24h/7 jours

If you have any questions, give us a call at 514-486-1448 (1-877-303-0264 outside Montreal)

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