ince August 2001 when NEABPD was founded by several family members, consumers, and one professional, the volunteers who are the core of the organization have worked on many projects, including over 55 conferences, Family Connections and TeleConnections programs, two web sites with 100+ videos, books and pamphlets, and Congressional Resolution HR 1005 designating May as Borderline Personality Disorder Awareness Month. We thank the family members, professionals, consumers, and researchers who have given and continue to give their support so freely.
But, as you probably know all too well, BPD is an under-diagnosed and under-serviced disorder, and further work is needed to make treatment more readily available. Too many people struggle in silence and on their own. Funding is needed to develop a new generation of BPD researchers. Mental health professionals need access to training and the means to update their knowledge. Programs to help families need to be available. There’s much work to be done.
We invite you to support NEABPD’s initiatives in 2017 and beyond. NEABPD is a 501(c)3 charitable organization, and as such, donations are tax deductible. Many companies will match employees’ donations to non-profit organizations, so don’t forget to apply if you have that benefit at your workplace. NEABPD’s Family Connections program provides skills and information to families who struggle with a family member with Borderline Personality Disorder. The program – over ten years old – is now taught throughout the United States, and worldwide in Ireland, Italy, Australia and over a dozen other countries. That growth – and the vital work the program does – could not have happened without the generous support of the individuals and organizations listed below. NEABPD warmly thanks them for their contributions on behalf of all those whose lives have been changed through the Family Connections Educational Programs.