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Family Connections: Understanding Borderline Personality Disorder (Finding Compassion and Support When Intense Emotions Impact the Ones You Love)
May 16, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
ABOUT THE PROGRAM
Do you feel like you have to walk on eggshells with someone you love? Ever felt overwhelmed by someone’s intense anger or sadness? Are you worried about someone who self harms to manage their emotions? You’re not alone. Despite advances in mental health services, Borderline Personality Disorder remains one of the most misunderstood and misdiagnosed disorders. As a result, countless individuals and their families are left to suffer in isolation lacking information and feeling unsupported. However, there is hope. Join us as volunteers from NEA.BPD (National Education Alliance for Borderline Personality Disorder) share information about Family Connections, a program that offers a lifeline to families facing the challenges of BPD.
REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED FOR ALL ATTENDEES PRIOR TO THE EVENT. Check in will begin 15 minutes prior to the program beginning. Due to video filming, late attendees will be asked to view the presentation in the Green Room.
ABOUT THE SPEAKERS
Elizabeth Rose is a passionate mental health advocate, trained NEA.BPD Family Connections/Tele-Connections leader, NEA.BPD Board Member, an NEA.BPD Recovery and Resource Committee member, and Steering Committee member for Houston’s BPD Support and Recovery group and the 2016 Chairperson of Healing Hearts of Families conference. She is a Domestic Violence/Sexual Assault Hotline Advocate at the Houston Area Women’s Center, and a proud Mother of two adult children, one of who lives with the challenges of BPD.
Christina McGhee believes in the power of connection. When people come together in the face of crisis or challenge, amazing things happen. That belief is the very reason she became involved in NEA.BPD’s Family Connections program and later became a trained volunteer group leader. She also serves as an active member of the Healing Hearts of Families conference planning committee. In 2016, Christina developed and designed HHOF’s first ever resource directory which provides information for individuals and families looking for help and support.
Professionally, Christina is a speaker and coach who works with separating and divorcing parents on how to put their children first when parents part. Married for over 20 years, she is a stepmom and a mom of four who resides on a ranchette with five rescue dogs, four cats and an obscene number of chickens.