Healing Hearts of Families | NEA.BPD Annual Conference
The Healing Hearts of Families conference series was founded in 2012 by Houston clinician and advocate
Karyn D. Hall, PhD. Her vision was to provide an opportunity "to build a bridge and create teamwork so we can all learn from each other and bring understanding and hope to family members and friends of those with Borderline Personality Disorder and emotional regulation issues.” Dr. Hall further explains: “I wanted a way to share current and relevant information with family members and friends of those diagnosed with the disorder that could help them understand and provide effective support.”
The HHOF conferences bring professionals, family members, and people in recovery together to share the cutting-edge knowledge and experiences that internationally recognized experts on the disorder offer. Now in its fourth year, HHOF continues be a forum that offers hope, raises awareness, advances skills and brings people together.
Dr. Hall was inspired in part by the compassionate work of fellow Houstonians and NEA.BPD Board members Diane and Jim Hall. With the partnership of the three Halls (Diane and Jim no relation to Karyn), the 2nd Healing Hearts of Families came under the auspices of the National Education Alliance for Borderline Personality Disorder (NEA.BPD) and continues to flourish.
The mission of NEA.BPD is to work with families and persons in recovery, raise public awareness, provide education to professionals, promote research, and work with Congress to enhance the quality of life for those affected by this serious but treatable mental illness. Since its founding in 2001, NEA.BPD initiatives include:
- Creation of the Family ConnectionsTM program, now available in 17 countries.
- Congressional HR 1005 endorsement of BPD May Awareness Month
- Recognition with awards from the American Psychiatric Association (APA) and the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)
- Sponsorship or collaboration on over 70 conferences on BPD
- Development of an on-line course for professionals
- Publication of three books
- Hosting call-in series for those impacted by BPD.
NEA.BPD is recognized as the leading BPD organization in this country and we hope you will visit our web site at borderlinepersonalitydisorder.com, view the extensive media library, and catch up on NEA.BPD conferences from the past decade. We look forward to having you part of the NEABPD Community!
Perry D. Hoffman, PhD