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From PLEO (Parents Lifeline)


On World Suicide Prevention Day, we are so pleased to launch a new resource for Parents of Suicidal Youth.

I hope you will help us share this broadly.

Public Lecture
Thursday, August 20, 2020
12:00 noon
Emotion Regulation for Coping with Stress: Overcoming Life Challenges and Fostering Daily Resilience

Tina Montreuil, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Dept. of Educational and Counselling Psychology
Associate Member, Dept. of Psychiatry
McGill University, Montreal

Ottawa Network for Borderline Personality Disorder | Le réseau d’Ottawa pour le trouble de personnalité limite

Free Public Lecture 

Wednesday, June 17, 2020
7:00 PM

Borderline Personality Disorder – A Model for Care

Dr. Deanna Mercer, MD, FRCPC* and Dr. Heidi King, MD, FRCPC**


As we continue to deal with COVID-19, coping with different challenges remains relevant to many. Below is an infographic created in collaboration by the Mental Health Commission of Canada and the Canadian Centre for Substance Abuse and Addictions, which addresses coping with stress, anxiety and substance abuse specifically. 


For the month of May, we have three useful resources to share from the Royal! The resource list previously posted has been updated and can be found below with the new additions highlighted in yellow. The Family Voice Bulletin, Issue 4 is also included with interesting discussion on stigma. Lastly, the Family Support Group via Zoom is continuing to be offered and has received reviews through this blog post. This month’s topics are as follows:

Happy BPD Awareness Month! To celebrate this month, the NEABPD is sharing various happenings pertaining to BPD, which you can find through their website.
Highlights include:

  • A Skill a Day in the month of May
  • Show BPD support with the purchase of great items
  • BPD awareness wristbands
  • Webinars and podcasts

Hi everyone- I hope you are all well! 

I am excited to talk up (unsolicited) the Wellness Together Portal, recently launched by Health Canada which offers free e-mental health supports and virtual counselling services to Canadians.

Being the curious person I am, I immediately signed up to check it out. I was pleasantly surprised to be invited to complete an assessment which provided instant feedback that hit the bullseye! I was then invited to explore three paths:


Today marks the start of National Volunteer Week in Canada.  I wish to acknowledge and applaud the tireless efforts of all volunteers in our community and, closer to my heart, those serving and supporting families through the work of the Family and Client Advisory Councils at The Royal and the Ottawa Network for Borderline Personality Disorder.  

The Royal’s Caring for Caregivers Family Support Program has started a Family Support group via Zoom. Below you will find the PDF including guidelines for the group, as well as compiled lists of resources and online activities to support individuals through this time.