A treatment research study being conducted through the York University Psychology department is looking for individuals with BPD that are in romantic relationships, to participate in free couple’s therapy. Please refer to the Infographic below for more information about this study and eligibility requirements!

Thank you for your continued support of our organization! As a thank you, we have created a newsletter for you, our subscribers and members! Please see the newsletter below to learn more!

One of the biggest challenges for people seeking mental health, substance use, and addictions services is knowing where to go.  That’s why health care partners, community service providers, and people with lived/living experience have worked together to create AccessMHA, a simple new single point of entry to eastern Ontario’s system of care for mental health and addictions.

Dear Members of the Ottawa Community,

The Royal Ottawa is launching a valuable initiative to build a framework for supporting ‘meaningful’ family caregiver engagement.

We invite families to get involved with this important project, where your input can result in the development of knowledge products, that will support the work of advisors who provide a strong family voice for change.

Please find the survey here!

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