BPD Family Guide

Borderline Personality Disorder, or BPD, is a complex, controversial and widely misunderstood mental illness. Millions of people – and their families – suffer from BPD, yet few understand what it is.


If Only We Had Known: A Family Guide to Borderline Personality Disorder is a five-part video series designed specifically for families. The programs provide a comprehensive explanation of BPD and the many issues that surround this difficult disorder. The programs explore what BPD is, what causes it, how it is diagnosed and treated, and how families can learn skills and develop strategies to more effectively interact with a loved one who has BPD.

The deeply personal experiences of four people who have BPD and their families provide a unique and intimate perspective on the impact this disorder has on family life. Leading experts on BPD, including Marsha Linehan, PhD, John Gunderson, MD, Peter Fonagy, PhD, Perry Hoffman, PhD, Alan Fruzzetti, PhD, and several others provide expert insight into BPD and place those personal experiences into a broader context.

– Absolutely wonderful. The people in these videos explain what it’s like to have Borderline Personality Disorder better than I ever could. An excellent resource for families.”

Marsha Linehan, PhD
Professor, Department of Psychology, Director, Behavioral Research Therapy Clinics, University of Washington

To learn more about  If Only We Had Known go to  bpdvideo.com