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Expanding Your Knowledge

You Got This

 

BD 101 • Expanding Your Knowledge • You've Got This

 

You create meaningful change in your role as a mental health professional, guiding people through the most difficult steps in their journey to manage the impacts of Borderline Disorder. Whether deeply immersed in treating Borderline Disorder or extending your capacity to serve this population, we have gathered an evolving suite of resources within the Black Sheep Project to support your efforts.

These resources cover details ranging from foundational topics to emerging research and practices, identified and developed to provide you with an increasingly valuable body of knowledge about Borderline Disorder. Paired with this knowledge are elements that discuss information about where people who may have the Disorder may be coming from and how to better meet them where they are. 

We look to you to create approaches that help people and their families better manage their lives, and ask you to discover how the Black Sheep Project can help you with resources that facilitate the trust and depth of understanding between you and your patients. 

You’ve Got This.

 

Therapies & Medications

 

Research and clinical experience show that individuals with Borderline Disorder are most successful when treated simultaneously with specific medications and psychotherapies. Often, during the course of the Disorder, clinicians will introduce individuals to a range of therapies, meeting them where they are at. You will often find that many individuals with all but a mild severity of the disorder will benefit from adding certain medications, reducing their symptoms and suffering promptly, and enabling them to better benefit from their psychotherapeutic treatment. 

The articles in this section will introduce you to the range of therapies and medications which have proven successful for many who suffer with Borderline Disorder. At the same time, you’ll see discussions on evolving research into existing and new methods for helping those with the Disorder persevere over the course of their treatment, helping them to lead thriving lives.

 

Your Guide to Me

 

As a mental health provider, you know how important it is to establish a strong, trusting relationship with both the people in your care and their families. Like any relationship, the one you create with a person who may have Borderline Disorder is built on what you carry into it.

People rarely know what therapy or treatment may entail, with their expectations seated within their own biases. At the same time, we know that biases exist in the professional community about treating people who may have Borderline Disorder.

Informed in part by stories people from around the world have shared with the Black Sheep Project about their experiences, their expectations, and about what they had hoped for and what they found, Your Guide to Me is a place for clinicians and others to examine their own biases around Borderline Disorder. What barriers can you eliminate in your own practice to better meet people where they are at?

The start of an evolving program, Your Guide To Me looks to shrink the distance between the clinical community and the people and families who are impacted by Borderline Disorder, positioning you to show them all of the possible paths they can create on their journey to gain optimal control of their Borderline Disorder. 

In the coming months, as more people share their stories, we will build out this program. At the same time, we’ll look for your thoughts on how to make this program stronger.

 
 
 

Resources

 

Below are some of the resources the Black Sheep Project has selected that you may be interested in. Visit the Black Sheep Project’s online store for more books and for the complete line of Black Sheep Project’s branded gear.

 

As with anything complex, Borderline Disorder comes with its own language. The Black Sheep Project, working with clinical professionals, has assembled this glossary to help you understand key terms that you are likely to encounter as you explore our site and learn more about how Borderline Disorder affects you and those you care about.