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sunmoonstars

Teenage daughter with BPD

Hi everyone, just found this resource, I'm a single mum struggling with a teenage daughter with Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD). Wondering if anyone is experiencing the same. I might just need to get on here and vent sometimes Smiley Wink

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Marimo-RO

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Hi @sunmoonstars!

Welcome to the ReachOut Parent forums!

Thank you for sharing your experiences as a single mum. I understand that single parenting can be quite challenging and it can be even more so trying to maintain a strong and healthy relationship with a teenage daughter who is going through a mental health journey.

I see that you are hoping to connect with other parents who are going through a similar situation and just thought this might be a helpful article. Parentline is also a great service that can provide free counselling over the phone for parents. ReachOut also provides a free parent coaching service that can provide you with advice on supporting your teenager.

You're also always welcome here on the forums!

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sunmoonstars

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Thank you so much!

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Bailey_RO

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Hey @sunmoonstars ,

I just had a read of your post and wanted to also jump on to welcome you to the online community! Thank you for sharing this with us. 

I noticed that you mentioned that you have been struggling with your teenage daughter and was wondering if you felt comfortable sharing more about this with us?

I was also curious about what supports your daughter has and if she is receiving any professional support with her BPD diagnosis?

I wanted to share some more resources with you around Borderline Personality Disorder with you which I thought you might find helpful to have a look through. It is through Project Air and it includes multiple fact sheets around BPD and personality disorders. There is also a page on the website titled ‘Families, partners and Carers’ which provides some resources focused on providing support for BPD which you may find helpful to have a look through for yourself.

I know you were also looking for other parents who may be experiencing the same and thought you might be interested in reading about some of our other community members experiences and maybe engage with some other parents and carers that might be going through something similar to you. If so, we have a forum thread here which might interest you.

I also wanted to check in to see how you are going and whether you have any supports for yourself? Whether it be a friend, family member, GP or mental health professional.

We hope you know that the Online Community are always here to listen and support you as much as we can.

Take care and we look forward to hearing back from you.

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Garnet

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Hi, (this is my first message on here so hopefully this is how this works..)
I'm also a parent and on my journey to becoming a single one >.<!! My child is only in primary school, however I clicked because of the BPD in Ur subject.
I was doing an outpatient program called DBT which teaches skills on how to live with DBT and yet still cope with what the world throws at you.
If U want to vent, this seems like a great place just I'm not sure how frequently people log in.
Hopefully there are enough people logging in to make this a great support place.
Take care ☺️
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Astra-RO

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Hey @Garnet welcome to the parents and carers community! Thanks for posting on this thread to share your experience of DBT and to support sunmoonstarts Smiley Happy It's lovely to see community members supporting each other. I can also see you are becoming a single parent. This must have been a challenging transition at times for you and your child. How are you and your child navigating this transition?

Currently, our community is best set up for connecting and supporting parents and carers of 12-18 year olds. You might like to check out Parentline, which offers free one-on-one support to parents and carers if you are ever be looking for age specific supports. 

Of course, we would love to see you continue to connect on here also and look forward to seeing you online in the community soon.