In addition to the resources, the app includes a safety plan, customisable reasons for living, and a life box where you can store photos that are important to you.
Grassroots Suicide Prevention is a charity that supports communities to prevent suicide. We teach suicide prevention skills to community members and professionals. We work hard to raise awareness of suicide prevention and reduce the stigma surrounding suicide. Grassroots Suicide Prevention is not a crisis service.
• How to recognize warning signs of suicide
• How to ask about suicidal thoughts and/or intentions
• How to respond and
• Where to refer
• Immediate connection to the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
• Specific resources for:
o Those who identify as LGBTQ
o Spanish speaking individuals
o Persons who are deaf or hard of hearing
• Direct access to national and Missouri resource websites
This suicide prevention information was produced by the Missouri Suicide Prevention Project, a joint effort between the Missouri Institute of Mental Health at the University of Missouri-St. Louis and the Missouri Department of Mental Health. It was made possible by grant number SM057376 from SAMSHA. The views and policies and opinions expressed are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect those of SAMSHA.
What is borderline personality disorder?
Borderline personality disorder is a serious mental illness marked by unstable moods, behavior, and relationships. In 1980, the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual for Mental Disorders, Third Edition (DSM-III) listed borderline personality disorder as a diagnosable illness for the first time. Most psychiatrists and other mental health professionals use the DSM to diagnose mental illnesses.
Because some people with severe borderline personality disorder have brief psychotic episodes, experts originally thought of this illness as atypical, or borderline, versions of other mental disorders.
While mental health experts now generally agree that the name “borderline personality disorder” is misleading, a more accurate term does not exist yet.
Most people who have borderline personality disorder suffer from:
- Problems with regulating emotions and thoughts
- Impulsive and reckless behavior
- Unstable relationships with other people.
People with this disorder also have high rates of co-occurring disorders, such as depression, anxiety disorders, substance abuse, and eating disorders, along with self-harm, suicidal behaviors, and completed suicides.
According to data from a subsample of participants in a national survey on mental disorders, about 1.6 percent of adults in the United States have borderline personality disorder in a given year.
Borderline personality disorder is often viewed as difficult to treat. However, recent research shows that borderline personality disorder can be treated effectively, and that many people with this illness improve over time.
Inside this application :
- What is borderline personality disorder?
- What are the symptoms of borderline personality disorder?
- How is borderline personality disorder diagnosed?
- What studies are being done to improve the diagnosis of BPD?
- What are the risk factors for borderline personality disorder?
- When Does Borderline Personality Disorder Start?
- What illnesses often co-exist with borderline personality disorder?
- How is borderline personality disorder treated?
- Where can I go for help?
- How can I help a friend or relative who has borderline personality disorder?
- How can I help myself if I have borderline personality disorder?
- What if I or someone I know is in crisis?
- Video - Borderline Personality Disorder
- Video - A Patients's view
- Video - A Clinician's view
- Game - Puzzle
- Game - Memory
- Best Offer
SOS App Features
How to take a Mindful Minute
Mindfulness diary and timer
Track your Mental wellbeing over time with the Health Continuums
Feed your Wolf of Hope daily
Watch short Video presentations
Book into a free Wellness Workshop near you
This App is provided Free of Charge by SOS (Suicide or Survive) and Irish charity that endeavours to challenge the stigma attached to mental illness and provide a range of educational and therapeutic programmes that increase understanding of suicide and play an active role in its prevention in Ireland.
Every parent and teacher knows the importance of teaching kids the skills to handle teasing and bullying, and this game will undoubtedly be a great start. Playing the game at home will help children talk about things that are happening at school, which they might otherwise keep a secret.
Designed by one of the country’s leading child psychologists and parenting experts, Lawrence Shapiro, Ph.D., there are separate card “decks” for boys and girls, and these can also be combined in a third deck. There are no right or wrong answers to this game. Kids just respond to the cards thinking about their own feelings and the best way to deal with bullying and teasing.
This game will be most helpful when played with an adult and two or more children. Adults can be very helpful in being good role models, and in making kids feel comfortable talking about their feelings. We recommend playing it periodically throughout the year, since children are always having new experiences as they grow older, and some of the experiences will undoubtedly be with kids who tease and bully. For kids ages 6-12.
This game will be most helpful when played with an adult and two or more children. Adults can be very helpful in being good role models and in making kids feel comfortable in talking about their feelings. It is important to remember that it takes children a long time to learn new social rules, and new behaviors must be practiced and reinforced in social settings. For kids ages 6-12.
This game will be most helpful when played with an adult and two or more children and when used to supplement a comprehensive behavior plan.