Mapping Insights offers monthly psycho-educational and confidential group meetings in a 5-part series format. It encourages a collaborative atmosphere that facilitates the emergence of a supportive network between group members. This venue supports families dealing with a member who suffers from Borderline Personality Disorder or undiagnosed but related issues of emotional dysregulation, crises involving attempts or threats of suicide and other disruptive or destructive behaviors.
The focus of this series is to help family members organize their thinking and encourages greater self-awareness of their personal needs. Effective coping tools are identified, and regular self-care practices are highly recommended. Maximizing their effectiveness of their supportive role in the life of the suffering family member is strongly encouraged.
There is a lot of stigma around personality disorders. People living with Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) may be given hurtful labels. But no one is ever just their diagnosis, whether they’re living with a personality disorder or any other mental illness. There is hope and there is help. As with other mental illnesses, and mostly with personality disorders such as BPD, individual sufferers can be extremely challenging to their family members and mental health service providers. Since BPD can be a mental illness of a high-risk nature that includes distress intolerance, emotional volatility, and interpersonally conflict-ridden, treatment expertise for BPD is in very high demand and yet its availability is sparse. Waiting lists and treatment can be long and not easily accessible.
In an effort to reduce the demand for family support in the community, we at Mapping Insights believe we are doing our part to meet to this highly anticipated and much needed service: The Borderline Personality Disorder Group Support for Families.