May is BPD Awareness month, but living with and around this emotionally charged diagnosis is  nothing a gray ribbon can represent alone. Borderline Personality Disorder requires community,  options, education, and advocacy. Listed in this blog are five resources from professional and  non-profit organizations and mainstream media that are helpful, digestible, and empowering.  

  1. National Education Alliance for Borderline Personality Disorder 

NEABPD is a nonprofit organization founded in 2001 with a mission to increase  awareness of and research for BPD. The organization hosts educational trainings,  presentations, and an annual conference. NEABPD provides resources, advice, and  options for those diagnosed with borderline personality disorder and their families. 

  1. Emotions Matter 

Emotions Matter is also a nonprofit organization that focuses on BPD advocacy,  awareness, and connection. This organization is all about helping people diagnosed  with borderline personality disorder feel connected and empowered to live a life worth  living. They host conferences, awareness walks and events, and support groups. They  also provide political advocacy. 

  1. Behavioral Tech 

BTech is an organization that provides professionals with training, resources, and  research on Dialectical Behavior Therapy, the leading treatment for borderline  personality disorder. They website offers information on DBT clinical trainings and a  database of therapists who have received DBT training or have been certified in DBT by  the DBT-Linehan Board of Certification. 

  1. DBT for Dummies 

DBT for Dummies is a book written by Dr Gillian Galen and Dr Blaise Aguirre. It is one of  the most concise explanations of borderline personality disorder and how to treat the  diagnosis to manage emotions and live a life worth living. This book is a helpful tool for  professionals, advocates, and those living with BPD. 

  1. BPD in pop culture

Last but not least, it is always helpful to know that you are not alone on this journey.  Seeing, reading about, and hearing from people with and around BPD can encourage  and inspire others. Here are some links to recognize borderline personality disorder in  popular culture.

Pete Davidson on living with BPD: