Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) Awareness
Australian clinical and not-for-profit and BPD organisations are collaborating to raise awareness of the need for access to evidence-based treatment, expanding early diagnosis, and family education to promote resiliency and positive recovery for BPD.
BPD is a complex mental health disorder with symptoms commonly emerging during early adolescence and adulthood. BPD symptoms can be painful, debilitating, and isolating, and people with the disorder can be subject to discrimination and bias. Relationships, employment, and overall functioning can be impacted making the journey for those who live with BPD difficult.
BPD is a treatable condition and has a good long-term prognosis with good rates of recovery. Awareness, education, compassion and access to evidence-based treatment and services when they are needed, are critical to ensuring that people living with BPD and their families have the tools and support they need to achieve recovery.
Frank Quinlan, CEO Mental Health Australia