A Resource for Those in Need of Care and Support
Borderline personality disorder (BPD) is a mental illness that impacts the way a person perceives themselves and others, and can cause serious problems in their everyday life. Living with BPD can be very challenging for patients and their loved ones. When someone has BPD, the whole family is affected.
NewYork-Presbyterian created the Borderline Personality Disorder Resource Center (BPDRC) in memory of Pamela Tusiani, a young woman who lived with BPD. This online resource educates people affected by BPD and connects them with treatment and support in their local areas.
Affiliated with the Personality Disorders Institute at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital Westchester Behavioral Health Center, the BPDRC is led by innovators in the research and treatment of personality disorders — including Otto F. Kernberg, MD, FAPA, who is widely regarded as the world’s leading expert on BPD and pathological narcissism, and Frank Yeomans, MD, PhD, Director of Training at the Personality Disorders Institutes and Clinical Associate Professor of Psychiatry at Weill Cornell Medicine. Dr. Kernberg is also Past Director of the Personality Disorders Institute and Professor Emeritus of Psychiatry at Weill Cornell Medicine.
How We Can Help You
Many people affected by BPD have difficulty finding adequate information online as well as a qualified mental health professional. The BPDRC provides information about BPD symptoms, common treatment options, and resources for patients, families, and healthcare professionals. The BPDRC also maintains a database of providers nationwide with experience treating BPD and co-occurring disorders.
Find a BPD Provider
Your therapist should be your partner in your road to recovery. The BPDRC’s database lists psychiatrists, psychologists, and social workers as well as agencies, facilities, and programs across the country qualified to care for this unique patient population, including:
- Knowledgeable mental health professionals with experience managing BPD and other personality disorders
- Inpatient and outpatient treatment programs
- Residential treatment centers
- Resources to help you understand BPD
- Support services for you and your family
In this section, you can learn where to find more information about BPD. If you care about someone with BPD, we provide information to help you understand the disorder and support your loved one.
Donating to the BPDRC
Your generous donation to the Borderline Personality Disorder Resource Center ensures we can continue providing this helpful service to people affected by BPD. Any amount is appreciated. Donations are tax-deductible.
Donations can be made via check or online. If donating by check, we ask that the check be made payable to “NewYork-Presbyterian Fund, Inc.” (noting “BPD Resource Center” in the memo section) and mailed to:
NewYork-Presbyterian – Office of Development
850 Third Avenue, 12th Floor
New York, NY 10022
Attention: Michael D. Guerette