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Online. Provides links to online groups for persons dealing with a loved one with borderline personality disorder. Several mailing lists available for parents, siblings, grandparents, gays, lesbians, Christians and others close to someone with BPD. Group for persons with BPD also.
(BILINGUAL) National. 1100 groups. Founded 1979. Dedicated to improving the lives of persons living with serious mental illness and their families. Has local self-help and educational groups for family members and mental health consumers. Online community message boards, e-newsletters, blogs and online fact sheets. Quarterly magazines. Focuses on support, education, advocacy and research. Provides online veterans resource center.
3803 North Fairfax Dr., Suite 100
Arlington, VA 22203-1701
Voice: 1-800-950-6264 (helpline) or 703-524-7600 (day)
(ENGLISH and FRENCH) National. 110 societies. Founded 1979. Information, support and advocacy for families and friends of persons with schizophrenia. Public awareness campaigns, advocacy and fund-raising. Newsletters. Guidelines and assistance for starting self-help groups. Information and referrals, phone help, conferences, brochures, handbooks and videos.
Schizophrenia Society of Canada
100-4 Fort St.
Winnipeg, MB, CANADA R3C1C4
Online. 7080 members. Founded 1995. Support for parents of a child with one of the many behavior disorders such as attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, oppositional defiance disorder, bipolar disorder, conduct disorder, depression, anxiety and substance abuse. Parents of children all ages welcome.
National. 400 affiliated groups. Founded 1990. Organization dedicated to the life long concerns of brothers and sisters of people with special health, developmental and mental health concerns. Provides workshops on sibling issues, hosts listservs and provides training on how to implement Sibshops (lively workshops for school-age siblings).
Sibling Support Project
c/o Donald Meyer
6512 23rd Ave. NW
Seattle, WA 98117
Online. 1500+ members. Founded 1998. Provides support for and about adult brothers and sisters of people with special health, developmental and emotional needs. Opportunity for adult brothers and sisters to share information and discuss issues of common interest. Subscribers can connect with their peers, seek information about local services, create connections for their siblings and discuss the proper policies agencies should have toward brothers and sisters.
(Because I Love You: The Parent and Youth Support Groups) * National. 47 affiliated groups. Founded 1982. Support groups for parents who have children of all ages with behavioral problems such as truancy, substance abuse or other forms of defiance of authority. Focus is on parents getting back their self-esteem and control of their home.
P.O. Box 2062
Winnetka, CA 91396-2062
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