Family Resources

Family Resources


Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies – Fact sheets for patients and families

Family Connections

 Hope for BPD
Treatment navigation and support for BPD and self-injury by Amanda Smith

National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)
Helpline: 1.800.950.6264

National Education Alliance for Borderline Personality Disorder (NEABPD)
Conferences, publications, videos, courses, ©Family Connections,

National Institute for Mental Health (NIMH)
Fax: 301.443.4279
BPD page:

Report to Congress on Borderline Personality Disorder
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
May, 2011


Aguirre, Blaise A. Borderline Personality Disorder in Adolescents: What to Do When Your Teen Has BPD. Beverly, MA: Fair Winds, 2014.

Friedel, Robert O., MD. Borderline Personality Disorder Demystified: An Essential Guide for Understanding and Living with BPD. New York: Marlowe, 2004.

Fruzzetti, Alan E., Ph.D. The High-conflict Couple: A Dialectical Behavior Therapy Guide to Finding Peace, Intimacy & Validation. Oakland, CA: New Harbinger Publications, 2006.

Fruzzetti, Alan. The Family Guide to Borderline Personality Disorder.; Finding Peace in Your Family Using Dialectical Behavior Therapy. New Harbinger Publications, 2015.

Goleman, Daniel. Emotional Intelligence. New York: Bantam, 1995.

Green, Tami. Helping Someone You Love Recover from Borderline Personality Disorder (finally and Completely). Houston, TX: T. Green, 2008.

Hall, Karyn D., Ph.D., Melissa H. Cook, LPC, and Shari Y. Manning, Ph.D. The Power of Validation: Arming Your Child against Bullying, Peer Pressure, Addiction, Self-harm & Out-of-control Emotions. Oakland, CA: New Harbinger Publications, 2012.

Harvey, Pat, ACSW LCSW-C, and Jeanine A. Penzo, LICSW. Parenting a Child Who Has Intense Emotions: Dialectical Behavior Therapy Skills to Help Your Child Regulate Emotional Outbursts & Aggressive Behaviors. Oakland, CA: New Harbinger Publications, 2009.

Komrad, Mark S., MD. You Need Help! – A Step-by-step Plan to Convince a Loved One to Get Counseling. Center City, MN: Hazelden, 2012

Lawson, Christine Ann, PhD. Understanding the Borderline Mother – Helping Her Children Transcend the Intense, Unpredictable and Volatile Relationship. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, 2000.

Lundberg, Gary B., and Joy Saunders. LundbergI Don’t Have to Make Everything All Better: Six Practical Principles to Empower Others to Solve Their Own Problems While Enriching Your Relationships. New York, NY: Penguin, 2000.

Manning, Shari Y., Ph.D. Loving Someone with Borderline Personality Disorder: How to Keep Out-of-control Emotions from Destroying Your Relationship. New York: Guilford, 2011.

National Alliance on Mental Health. Borderline Personality Disorder Fact Sheet. Arlington, VA: National Alliance on Mental Health, 2012. NAMI. National Alliance on Mental Health, Nov. 2012. Web. 13 Aug. 2014. <>.

Tusiani, Bea. Remnants of a Life on Paper:  A Mother and Daughter’s Struggle with Borderline Personality Disorder. New York: Baroque Press, 2013.

Williams, Mark. The Mindful Way Through Depression. Chapter Two.
The Guilford Press. New York, New York, 2007.


Andrew Solomon: Love, No Matter What. Perf. Andrew Solomon. TED. TED Conferences, LLC, Apr. 2013.

DBT Peer Connections – Dialectical Behavior Therapy Skills Training Video Series. Rachel Gill. Youtube. 2014

If Only We Had Known: A Family Guide to Borderline Personality Disorder (5 DVD set) Dawkins Productions. 2014.

It’s Not About the Nail. Posted by Jason Headley. YouTube. 22 May 2013.             <>.

May BPD Awareness Video Series. NEABPD. Alan Fruzzetti.

Why Empathy Is More Powerful Than Sympathy. By Cate Matthews. Perf. Brene Brown. HuffPost Heathy Living. Huffington Post, 12 Dec. 2013.



Safety Plan – App with green cross; free; has GPS; National Suicide Prevention Hotline

DBT Diary Card – Available on iTunes

DBT Skills Coach – Available on iTunes

Headspace – Mindfulness; available on Androids

DBT Self Help – Available on Androids

DBT 911 – Available on Androids