Presentation: Loving Someone with BPD

Photo donated by Jeff Haga
Photo donated by Jeff Haga

UPDATE: The PowerPoint presentation is now available for download.

Join ON-BPD for a dynamic session with Dr. Deanna Mercer and Dr. Christine Dickson who will discuss candidly top-of-mind issues concerning borderline personality disorder, including:

  • What are the criteria for diagnosis – changes in the DSM V?
  • What are the typical route(s) to getting a diagnosis of BPD?
  • What are treatment options and expected outcomes for people diagnosed with BPD?
  • What are critical success factors and how can love-ones help?

The presentation will be followed by a discussion with our presenters facilitated by ON-BPD volunteers. We encourage you to submit questions in advance (in either English or French) by sending them to

Registration for this event is on a first come, first served basis. We can accommodate up to 70 participants.The fee to attend is $5 for members of ON-BPD, and $15 for non-members (includes a one-year membership).  

Dr. Deanna Mercer, MD. FRCPC, is a psychiatrist in the DBT program at the Ottawa Hospital, and an Assistant Professor at the University of Ottawa.

Dr. Christine Dickson, MD. FRCPC, is a psychiatrist  in the DBT Program at the Ottawa Hospital, and a Clinical Lecturer at the University of Ottawa.

January 27, 2016 from 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM (EST)

Canadian Mental Health Association - 1355 Bank Street (at Riverside). Suite 301. Ottawa, Ontario K1H 8K7 CA

$5 for members of ON-BPD. $15 for non-members of ON-BPD (includes a one-year membership)