Borderline Personality Disorder BPD Free Resources

ONLINE BPD TEST

While only a medical professional can accurately give a diagnosis, the internet has made it easy to take online screenings that can help give you a better idea of whether or not you have a borderline personality disorder.

HELPLINES

In the U.S.: Call the NAMI HelpLine at 1-800-950-6264

UK: Call the the Mind infoline at 0300 123 3393

Australia: Call the Sane Helpline at 1800 187 263

CanadaFind Your CMHA for a helpline near you

India: Call the Vandrevala Foundation Helpline at 1860 2662 345 or 1800 2333 330

TREATMENT & THERAPY SERVICES

Psychology Today: A directory that helps you sort treatment providers by specialty, insurance, and location.

Counselling Directory – A UK directory connecting you to local counsellors and psychotherapists.

7 Cups Of Tea – an online service with thousands of volunteer listeners stepping up to lend a friendly ear.

Online-Therapy.com an online-therapy service that offers weekly live therapy sessions (chat, phone, and/or video sessions) with your personal licensed and certified therapist along with other resources based on cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) – one of the most commonly used psychotherapeutic approaches for treating mental health problems. (Starting from $31,96/wk)

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INFORMATION AND SUPPORT

Borderline Personality Disorder – Overview of symptoms, causes, and treatment. (National Institute of Mental Health)

Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) –Explains borderline personality disorder (BPD) including possible causes, how you can access treatment and support, and tips for helping yourself. (Mind)

What is Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)? – A comprehensive article with ten short videos. (Behavioral Tech)

Schema Therapy – This site presents information about the treatment method founded by Jeffrey Young, Ph.D.

BPDCentral It offers a wide variety of information about BPD, including articles, excerpts from books, links and resources, basic and advanced information about BPD and much more.

Facing the Facts: When a Loved One Has Borderline Personality Disorder – An extensive site about BPD for family members. It contains a reliable resource list of links, support groups, and books.

Borderline Personality Disorder Demystified – This is an up-to-date site by Robert Friedel, MD, a leading BPD psychiatrist and author of Borderline Personality Disorder Demystified.

Touch Another Heart: Empathy and Listening Skills for Emotional Intimacy – This is an informative site about empathic acknowledgment – a key way to improve communication with individuals who have BPD.

BPDRecovery – An extensive site for people with the disorder, which features a message-board community.

Middle Path: Awareness, Compassion, and Support for Borderline Personality Disorder – This is a nonprofit online resource for people with BPD.

Florida Borderline Personality Disorder Association

NETWORKS

#BPDChat on Twitter. is an encouraging and hopeful resource for many people who are seeking connection and encouragement.

APPS

Moodfit (Android/iphone):  a free mental health app whose tools and insight are meant to “shape up” your mood. Moodfit also helps you learn new skills, like gratitude and mindfulness, in just a few minutes per day. 

MoodMission (Android/iphone): the app helps people dealing with stress, anxiety, or depression. It recommends “missions” based on how the user is feeling. These missions include:

  • Emotion-based activities like breathing exercises
  • Behavior-based activities like learning how to knit, crochet, or sew
  • Physical activities such as push-ups
  • Thought-based activities such as learning how to reframe negative thoughts

Headspace (Android/iphone): a meditation app that can help you learn how to live mindfully with a variety of themed sessions on everything from stress and sleep to focus and anxiety.

Happify (Android/iphone): a fun app that will keep you engaged while also boosting your mood. The games in the app are science-based activities meant to reduce stress, build resilience, and overcome negative thoughts. 

Breathwrk (iphone): The app presents a collection of breathing exercises based on your goal: falling asleep, feeling relaxed, feeling energized, and alleviating stress.

MANAGING YOUR INTENSE EMOTIONS WORKSHEET

PODCASTS

Therapy For Real Life Podcast (Anna Cedar, LCSW)

To Hell and Back (Charlie Swenson, MD)

TED TALKS

Borderline talks back | Coral More

My identity crisis has a first name | Stephanie Vicente

Mindfluness: All it takes is 10 mindful minutes | Andy Puddicombe

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