Borderline Personality Disorder: An Information Guide for Families
This free CAMH publication is a well done, brief book that talks about BPD in plain language. Click HERE to download.
I Don’t Have to Make Everything All Better, by Gary and Joy Lundberg
An excellent preparation for parents who have a hard time understanding and using validation.
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 a very good intro to DBT skills for families.
Talking to a Loved One With Borderline Personality Disorder by Jerold J. Kreisman
* These books and others about BPD are available at our office. You can borrow them from our library if you are an AMI-Quebec member.
Resources in case of emergency
Crisis centers (centre de crise au Québec) – 24h/7 jours:
Suicide Action Montrealor 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)