14-04-2019 01:08 PM
Just wanted to ask if anyone knows of any group support or group meetups for people with BPD. I don't know anyone is my social circle with it and I'd love to meet people and make friends with someone who "get's it".
At this stage I try and explain to my friend what it's like to be so overwhelmed with emotions that you think you are going to die or it will never end and she is so logical that she just says "of course it will, stop thinking about it"... hahaha
14-04-2019 01:20 PM
Hey there @sashee7, thanks heaps for posting. As we are an anonymous forum, members aren't able to discuss specific support groups at various suburbs etc as it compromises the forum's duty of care as per our guidelines here
However I would recommend checking out SPECTRUM here they will definitely be able to help with local support groups, as well as continuing to chat to the crew here on the forums Many of our members live with BPD so can relate to the experience in a big way.
When were you diagnosed?
14-04-2019 02:23 PM
I'll check out spectrum.
TBH I had a very long discussion with my psychologist and we agreed not to diagnose me on paper because once you have that diagnosis you have it with you. Instead, we discuss that I have "borderline tendencies" and I do a mixture of CBT and mindefullness to get through. So personally I have never had the diagnosis but realised maybe 2 years ago now I've been suffering with it since I was a teen.
15-04-2019 07:06 PM
when first diagnosed with BPD about 10 years ago I used to attend a group in Melbourne. It was run by a person who has BPD. I went for over a year but then it all fell apart and the support group was stopped. It was such a shame.
I agree with @nashy about contacting Spectrum. They are the best people to tslk to about BPD. They specialise in BPD.
Good luck 😊
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