Group Name: Dialectical Living – Social Groups for BPD / Emotion Dysregulation

Description: Recognizing the extreme need for services, Dialectical Living, in collaboration with, was formed to provide Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) skills and support to those in need. We would like to reduce the needless suffering for many by offering more options to acquire skills learning and support with trained peers. We strive to create a safe environment to learn and grow. Our mission is to enable those who struggle with emotion regulation and their families and friends a better quality of life; as Marsha Linehan says “a life worth living”. We are a group of individuals who are passionate about helping others and teaching and using DBT skills. Each of us have lived experience and have been touched by emotion regulation disorder either ourselves and/or have lived or worked with others who struggle. We are a group of peers trained in DBT and this unique combination can provide unparalleled support through shared understandings. We each have a unique background and several of us work in the healthcare field or are studying to become social workers and health service workers.

Toronto Borderliners Family and Friends
This is a social support group for family members and friends of people with BPD called Toronto Borderliners Family and Friends. This is a group and that provides a place for family and friends to share information, resources and hold events to get together. The group can be found online at

Toronto Borderliners, With Love – Acceptance and Validation
This group is a safe place for those with Emotion Dysregulation / BPD and traits at all stages of recovery. We are a community group and here for support, skills learning and fun! It is truly a therapeutically helpful experience to connect with others who are similar to you.

Contact: Julie Hayden 416-616-5284 | |

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