Borderline personality disorder

Explains borderline personality disorder (BPD), including possible causes and how you can access treatment and support. Includes tips for helping yourself, and guidance for friends and family.

Your stories

A disordered personality?

Debbie talks about her experience of borderline personality disorder.

Debbie
Posted on 30/07/2014

Borderline Personality Disorder: receiving a diagnosis

Lucy blogs for us about her experience of receiving a diagnosis of Borderline Personality Disorder.

Lucy
Posted on 12/09/2014

Having a BPD diagnosis - my reality

Rebecca's account of being diagnosed with borderline personality disorder.

Rebecca
Posted on 21/11/2014

Useful contacts

Borderline Arts

borderlinearts.org
Uses the arts to raise awareness of borderline personality disorder.

The Consortium for Therapeutic Communities

therapeuticcommunities.org
Provides a directory of therapeutic communities in the UK.

FRANK

0300 123 6600
talktofrank.com
Free 24-hour national drugs helpline.

Harmless

harmless.org.uk
User-led organisation for people who self-harm, and their friends and families.

The National Association for People Abused in Childhood (NAPAC)

0808 801 0331
(freephone, Monday–Thursday 10am–9pm and Friday 10am–6pm)
napac.org.uk
Support for adult survivors of any type of childhood abuse, including local support groups.

The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE)

nice.org.uk Information and clinical guidelines on recommended treatments for different conditions, including BPD.

NHS Choices

nhs.uk
Provides information on treatments for BPD which are available through the NHS.

NHS 111

Call: 111
Advice in England when you need medical help fast but it's not an emergency.

NHS Direct Wales

0845 46 47
nhsdirect.wales.nhs.uk
Advice in Wales when you need medical help fast but it’s not an emergency.

Personality disorder

http://www.personalitydisorder.org.uk/
Website commissioned by the UK department of health.

Samaritans

116 123 (freephone)
jo@samaritans.org
samaritans.org
Freepost RSRB-KKBY-CYJK
PO Box 90 90
Stirling FK8 2SA
24-hour emotional support for anyone struggling to cope.

 


This information was published in January 2018. We will revise it in 2021.


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