Supporting people with Borderline Personality Disorder
If you live with someone who has BPD, caring for them as they manage study or work can be a challenge. Some places that offer support designed for young carers include:
- Carers SA has a young carers group and counselling to offer advice and support.
- Young Carers Network has a really helpful website with links to support services, financial heal, stories and events.
- The Carer Gateway
- Youth Beyond Blue
- Children of Parents with Mental Illness
If you’re wanting tools to help you look after your health and wellbeing, Reachout has a compiled list of the 60 best tools and apps for young people, rated by young people and clinicians.
For a medical emergency, dial 000 and ask for ambulance.
For support in a mental health crisis, dial 13 14 65.
This service operates 24 hours a day, 7 days and week and is staff by experienced mental health clinicians.
Other telephone helplines for support run by non-government services are:
- Lifeline - 13 11 14
- Beyond Blue - 1300 224 636 (24 hours) or chat online (3 pm to 12 am)
- Suicide call back service – 1300 659 467 or online counselling
- Kids Helpline - 1800 55 1800 or webchat.
For more information on crisis services, please visit the Help in crisis situations web page.
Below is a list of useful fact sheets for families, partners and carers, courtesy of Project Air, which can be found on their Fact Sheets webpage:
- The basics – for families, partners and carers
- Effective communication – for families, partners and carers
- Understanding self-harm and suicidal thinking – for families, partners and carers
- Strategies for effective communication and healthy relationships – for families, partners and carers
- Helpful tips for challenging relationships – for families, partners and carers
- Managing anger – for families, partners and carers
- Looking after yourself – for families, partners and carers.