Stigma busting Borderline Personality Disorder


I get too many emails (you probably do as well) but truth be told, some of the most interesting things I learn come from my email. Take the event below which was sent to me by OASIS Chief Chris. 

If Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) has played a role in your life in any way, you might be interested in the lunchtime BPD Stigma Busting Session being held @ OASIS on the 9th October from 12pm – 2pm. 

Share lunch with MC Professor Sharon Lawn and our panel of experts as we bust the stigma of BPD with research and lived experience.

About this Event

Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) is a complex mental illness that is often misunderstood. BPD is characterised by unstable and varying moods, emotions and self-image. It often leads to volatile relationships and self-harm which can include suicide or suicidal ideation.

With early diagnosis, appropriate treatment and support the prognosis for people with BPD is good. Having BPD is not a choice; it is a legitimate mental health issue. There are treatments available and people are likely to recover.

Join MC, Professor Sharon Lawn, along with our team of experts to bust the stigma that is often attached to this debilitating and recoverable mental illness.

  • Daniel Ring – Stigma & Experiences as a student Doctor
  • Jess Proctor – Impact of NHMRC BPD Guidelines
  • Dayna Faraonio – Lived Experience & Medical Science Student
  • Liz Hodgman – Carer & Family Connections Leader
  • Tracy Connerty – Clinical Senior Psychologist, BPD Co

A finger food lunch will be supplied by Sanctuary – a support group for anyone who cares for a family member or friend who has been diagnosed with Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD).

Tea, Coffee, Fruit and Biscuits will be supplied by Oasis @ Flinders.

Learn more about BPD at –

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