Here is an opportunity for people who live in Canada: the forum is MARCH 10, 2011
Forum to examine BPD in Kelowna, Canada, By Kevin Parnell - Kelowna Capital News, Published: February 26, 2011 2:00 PM
It's one of the most misunderstood mental health disorders, something local officials hope to change in March with the first of four mental health forums. Borderline Personality Disorder will be the topic of discussion at the 2011 Knowledge is Power Series: Part 1, being held March 10 at the Canadian Mental Health Association in Kelowna.
Known as BPD, Borderline Personality Disorder affects between two and three per cent of Canada's population. [It is likely much more than that according to new research.] It is often misdiagnosed and frequently misunderstood. "We're hoping to educate people about what Borderline Personality Disorder is and what treatments are out there," said Charly Sinclair, with the Canadian Mental Health Association's Kelowna branch. "It's not very well understood."
Key for people suffering from BPD is to get a proper diagnosis of the disorder, said Sinclair. People suffering with BPD often physically harm themselves and have impulsive behaviours, deal with substance abuse and emotional upheaval.