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, Clinical Director, who is widely regarded as the world’s leading expert on BPD and pathological narcissism. Dr. Kernberg is also Director of the Personality Disorders Institute and Professor of Psychiatry at Weill Cornell Medicine.
How Can You Tell if You Have BPD?
Borderline personality disorder is marked by a pattern of instability in mood, behavior, functioning, self-image, and relationships. Read more about the criteria for diagnosing borderline personality disorder.
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
Donating to the BPDRC
Your generous donation to the Borderline Personality Disorder Resource Center ensures that we can continue to provide this helpful service to people affected by BPD. Any amount is appreciated. Donations are tax deductible.
Call us at 888-694-2273 or mail a check to:
Borderline Personality Disorder Resource Center
NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital Westchester Behavioral Health Center
21 Bloomingdale Road
White Plains, NY 10605
In this section, you can learn where to find more information about BPD through books and websites. If you care about someone with BPD, we provide information to help you understand the disorder and support your loved one.