Self-Help Strategies for Borderline Personality Disorder
While borderline personality disorder (BPD) is a serious condition that requires treatment by qualified mental health professionals, there are also sources of self-help (or self-guided strategies for symptom reduction) for people with BPD.
These self-help strategies should be used in conjunction with formal treatments for BPD (such as psychotherapy and medication).
Self-Help Education in BPD
It is important to be educated about the BPD diagnosis, the symptoms of BPD, available treatments, and other facets of the disorder.
In fact, most professional treatments for BPD include a psychoeducation component, and there is evidence that just receiving education about BPD can reduce symptoms.
In addition to the education that you receive as part of treatment, however, it is possible to find additional information on your own. There are a variety of good sources of knowledge about BPD, including websites and books.