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Information What is personality disorder? Personality disorder is a mental health condition that can make it difficult to relate to other people, regulate emotions and impulses, and feel comfortable in themselves.
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Information What is complex post-traumatic stress disorder (CPTSD)? Learn more about what complex post-traumatic stress disorder (CPTSD).
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Information Information and resources for people with lived and living experience (consumers) Written from a lived and living experience perspective.
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Information What is a personality disorder? Written from a lived and living experience perspective.
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Information Borderline personality disorder (BPD) Written from a lived and living experience perspective.
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Information How is borderline personality disorder treated? Written from a lived and living experience perspective.
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Information Do people recover from personality disorder? Written from a lived and living experience perspective.
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Information Accessing psychological treatment Written from a lived and living experience perspective.
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Information Information for families and friends (carers) Information and resources for families, friends, supporters and kin who are supporting a person living with borderline personality disorder (BPD) or emotional dysregulation.
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Information 'Strike whilst the iron is cool' Planning, whilst everyone is calm, is key
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Information Carer 101 What can families/friends/supporters/carers do to help
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Information Acceptance Often referred to as ‘radical acceptance’ or unconditional acceptance. It is an extremely valuable skill for people living with borderline personality disorder (BPD) and those who support them.
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Information Validation Validation is an important skill for families and friends (carers) to learn to improve your ways of responding to a person living with emotional distress.
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Information Boundaries Learn why boundaries are so important when supporting a person living with BPD.
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Information Assertiveness Learn how to be assertive using several techniques.
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Information Communication skills Strategies to improve your listening and communication skills
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Information Taking care of yourself as a 'carer' Taking care of your own needs is essential
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Information Carer resources and programs external to Spectrum A list of helpful external resources and programs for families and friends (carers).
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Information Navigating the mental health system for carers in Victoria A list of key pathways for carers to help you navigate the mental health system in Victoria.