Resources

Canada

Sashbear (links to upcoming events, education, support resources)
Sashbear Family Connections Groups
Sashbear's DBT Skills in schools pilot
Sashbear's About Suicide Information which includes phone numbers around GTA
Sashbear's About BPD Information

Centre for Addition & Mental Health - Toronto
Davenport Perth Health Programs - Toronto runs DBT skills group – Surfing Tsunamis
Kids Help Phone
Canadian Mental Health Association - Toronto
Hincks Dellcrest Centre - Toronto
East Metro Youth Services - Toronto
East Metro Youth Services Walk-In-Clinic - Toronto - free mental health counselling service for infants, children, youth and their families to help with issues such as depression, bullying, sexual identity, behavioral concerns, etc.
Skylark (Delisle) Youth Services - Toronto
LOFT - Toronto
Family Navigation Project @ Sunnybrook - Toronto
Family Outreach & Response Program - Toronto
Youthdale - Toronto
Ontario Shores Centre for Mental Health Sciences - Whitby
BPD Society of BC - BC
AMI Quebec - QC
Stella's Place Assessment and Treatment Centre - Toronto
Living Works Resources
Haliburton Highlands Health Services - Haliburton
Alberta Adolescent Recovery Centre (addiction treatment) - AB
call 211 or log on to www.211ontario.ca for immediate assistance in Ontario, to access resources in your local area

Canada fee for service resources

Please note that each organization provides different and sometimes partial DBT services with respect to group skills, phone coaching, etc. and wait times and costs will vary. Please enquire about these when you contact them. This list is not intended to rank or rate the organizations listed:

Dialectical Living - Toronto
Broadview Psychology - Toronto
Centre for MindBody Health - Toronto
EBT3 - Toronto
DBT Centre - Toronto
The Mindfulness Clinic - Toronto
Emily Collette Counsellling - Toronto
Freud-Goldman and associates - Thornhill
Garfinkel Therapy - Durham and York regions
Dr Anita Federici - Midland
North Simcoe Therapy Network - Midland
Rennet Wong-Gates - Aurora
Kristan Graham-Seymore - Kitchener/Waterloo
Dr. Siegi Schuler - Toronto
Anna Coutts
Dr. Elana Rosencrantz - Toronto
Inner Solutions - Calgary
Borderline Personality Disorder From the Inside Out

USA

National Education Alliance for Borderline Personality Disorder - borderlinepersonalitydisorder.com link to Education Videos
McLean Hospital - mcleanhospital.org link to Consumer Education
Clearview - clearviewwomenscenter.com
Behavioral Tech -  behavioraltech.com Dialectical behaviour therapy website
DBT Path -  DBT Path
Hope For BPD -  Hope For BPD
DBT Peer Connections - DBT Peer Connections
DBT Self Help - Marsha Linehan video transcripts
BPD Resource Centre - bpdresourcecenter.org
BPD video - bpdvideo.com
Personality Disorder Awareness Network - pdan.org
Project375 - Brandon Marshall's Project375
TARA -  tara4bpd.org

Miscellaneous Resources

walkers.org - online support group for people with depression and bipolar disorder, etc.
Healthy Place - online support group for people with addiction and mental health issues.
BPDFamily

 

Books

Blaise Aguirre (2013) - Mindfulness for Borderline Personality Disorder: Relieve Your Suffering Using the Core Skill of Dialectical Behavior Therapy
Blaise Aguirre (2014) - Borderline Personality Disorder in Adolescents: What to do when your teen has BPD
M. McKay, J. Wood, J. Brantley (2007) – The Dialectical Behavior Theraphy Skills Workbook
Michael Hollander (2008) - Helping Teens Who Cut: Understanding and Ending Self-Injury
Shari Manning (2011) - Loving Someone with Borderline Personality Disorder
Alan Fruzzetti (2006) - The High-Conflict Couple: A Dialectical Behavior Therapy Guide to Finding Peace, Intimacy, and Validation
Valerie Porr (2010) - Overcoming Borderline Personality Disorder: A Family Guide for Healing and Change
Sheri Van Dijk (2012) - Calming the emotional storm: Using DBT skills to manage your emotions & balance your life
Children's books available via - Personality Disorder Awareness Network
Bea, Pamela, Paula Tusiani (2013) - Remnants of a Life on Paper
Fran Porter (2014) - When The Ship Has No Stabilizers

Click below for a list of book resources that Sashbear Family Connection participants have shared with us during our FC groups. These are not necessarily Sashbear recommendations but rather a compiled list of resources our participants have shared with us that have been useful to them:
FC Book list

 

Sashbear Pamphlets

Borderline Personality Disorder Pamphlet
BPD Pamphlet

Family Connections Pamphlet
FC Pamphlet

DBT Skills in Schools Pilot project Pamphlet
DBT Skills in Schools Pamphlet

  • We are all doing the best we can and we can all do better...
  • Let's remove stigma from mental illness and Borderline Personality Disorder...
  • We are all in this together, you are not alone...
  • Validation before problem solving...
  • Emotion Regulation Disorder is the new name for Borderline Personality Disorder...
  • Let's teach DBT skills in schools...
  • Let's intervene, let's intervene early...
  • Show me compassion and empathy first, don't just tell me how to change
  • Let go of judgments and believe in me so that I can believe in myself
  • Accept me so that I can better accept myself
  • We are all doing the best we can and we can all do better next time
  • Take care of yourself then you can attend to others
  • Be mindful - Observe, describe, participate effectively
  • Observe your own emotions rise and that of others, pause then engage effectively
  • Strive to be wise, not just rational or emotional
  • Change what you can, accept what you cannot
  • Validation is not agreement
  • Validate, Validate Validate
  • Be supportive, let go of judgements
  • We can't control having strong emotions but we can change how we respond to them
  • Hope is everything and is always there even when I cannot see it
  • BPD is more common than Schyzophrenia and Bipolar Disorder combined 6%
  • The suicide rate of BPD victims is 400 times that of general population
  • BPD is the third leading killer of young women between the ages of 15-24
  • 1 of 5 seek help, 4 of 5 benefit from treatment
  • 4,000 young people die by suicide per year in Canada
  • I am not the disorder. I am a person/li>
  • Stop the Stigma - by Speaking Up
  • Living with BPD is like not having an emotional skin
  • Genetic vulnerabilities and invalidating environment could lead to BPD
  • Breathe
  • Mindfulness is not what you think
  • Mindfulness is being present moment to moment
  • Mindfulness is just observing, paying attention to non-judgement
  • Patience, trust, non-striving and acceptance
  • Mindfulness does not come by itself..it takes practice
  • Let your breath be your anchor to observe thoughts as they arise
  • Observe thoughts as they come and go like waves on the ocean
  • Pay attention to what you are actually paying attention to
  • What we frequently think we become
  • Turning my auto-pilot off
  • Only that day dawns to which we are awake - Thoreau Walden
  • It is a radical act of love to just just down and be quiet for a time by YOURSELF
  • You are HERE!
  • Make each moment count!
  • I am a valuable part of all that EXISTS
  • I am Love. ALL is Love
  • The practice of mindfulness is not to follow your heart but to train your heart
  • It's OK, let it be
  • Smile at thoughts, they are empty. The only power thoughts have is the power you give them
  • The benefit will come to your life with consistent mindfulness practice everyday
  • Whatever you do to make it mindful!
  • Kindness is pure wisdom
  • Mindfulness is free or craving, want or hate
  • Be gentle to yourself as well as others
  • When you feel connected to someone that connection gives you purpose
  • Practice kindness whenever possible. It's always possible - Dalai Lama