Borderline Personality Disorder Resources, Support and References

Borderline Personality Disorder Support Groups

Having a family member who suffers from BPD can be a distressing situation. Aside from the painful reality that the condition does exists, even family members of the patient are subject to hopelessness, depression and despair. In order to provide support among the family members and the patient with BPD, there are several online support groups where you can find comfort:

The Welcome to Oz

This is an online family community that was built for the family and loved ones of those who suffer with BPD. They provide effective tips and techniques and most of all, you can talk with someone of your same situation.


This is an internet-based support group for people who have relationships with BPD loved ones. This website provides education, support and healing as you listen to the experiences of others and share your own situation with them.

This is an online support group that helps those diagnosed with borderline personality disorder and their families with message boards to post your thoughts, concerns and advice.

Yahoo Groups

This is an online community for those with borderline personality disorder with forums where members communicate and share support to each other.

Bipolar Personality Disorder

This is a website that has been developed to help individuals and their families as they journey through recovery, therapy, and self analysis.

The BPD World

This provides information, advices and support on BPD.

Borderline Personality Disorder References

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