Borderline personality disorder is a debilitating and complex illness, and is one of the biggest mental health challenges this country has faced. The facts:
- Less than 2% of the population have been diagnosed with borderline personality disorder.
- People with BPD are more likely to commit (or attempt to commit) suicide than individuals with any other psychiatric disorder.
- It can take years to get a correct diagnosis of borderline personality disorder.
- Borderline personality disorder has a huge impact on families, friends and relationships.
- Many people living with bpd receive no treatment or support for the condition.
- People living with borderline personality disorder need specialist services.
CALIA is a non-profit in the UK dedicated to supporting bpd patients and their families. We are a small organisation with big ambitions. Our goal is to provide:
- information and resources on borderline personality disorder symptoms, causes and diagnosis;
- links to general mental health support services across the country;
- training on borderline personality disorder, available to employers, medical professionals and the general public;
- a network of bpd-specific peer support groups across the UK, led by trained volunteers;
- one-to-one support provided via email and telephone.