Recommended Resources

Fear keeps us focused on the past or worried about the future. If we can acknowledge our fear, we can realize that right now, we are ok.

Thich Nhat Hanh

Book Resources

Parenting a Child Who Has Intense Emotions. Dialectical Behavior Therapy Skills to help Your Child  Regulate Emotional Outbursts & Aggressive Behaviors. Harvey, P. & Penzo, J.A. (2009).

Get Out of my Life, but First Can You Drive Me & Cheryl to the Mall?: A Parent’s Guide to the New Teenager, Revised and Updated. New York: Farrar, Straus & Giroux. Wolfe, A.E. 2002.

The Normal One: Life With a Difficult or Damaged Sibling. New York: Bsntam Dell. Safer, J. 2002.

The Burden of Sympathy: How Families Cope With Mental Illness. New York: Oxford University Press, Inc. Karpov, D.A. 2001.

Cognitive Behavioral Treatment of Borderline Personality Disorder. Linehan, M.M. 1993a.

Skills Training Manual for Treating Borderline Personality Disorder. New York: Guilford Press. Linehan, M.M. 1993b.

Stop Walking on Eggshells: Taking Your Life Back When Someone You Care About Had Borderline Personality Disorder. Oakland, CA: New Harbinger Publications, Inc.Mason, M.S. & Kreger. 1998.

Dialectical Behavioral Therapy with Suicidal Adolescents. New York: eGuilford Press. Miller, A.L., J.H. Rathaus, M.M. Linehan, C. Swenson. 2007.

Waking The Tiger: Healing Trauma. Berkeley, CA: North Atlantic Books. Peter A. Levine. 1997.

Online Resources

Behavioral Tech, LLC
National Education Alliance for Borderline Personality Disorder (NEA-BPD)
Treatment and Research Advancements National Association for Personality Disorder (TARA)
Somatic Experiencing Trauma Institute

Crisis Information

Durham Distress Centre
(905) 430-2522 or 1-800-452-0688

Durham Mental Health Services
(905)-666-0483 or 1-800-742-1890

Prideline Durham


York Region Crisis Response Team
York Support Services Network
310-COPE (2673)
*York Region Residents, do not dial (905) from cell phone.

Mood Disorders Association of Ontario

Free Support Line


Toll Free – 1-(888)-486-8236

Youthdale’s Psychiartic Crisis Services


Kids Help Phone

Youth Line

(416)-268-9688 (GTA – 416-962-9688)

Text Messaging at (647)-694-4275

Good2Talk (Ontario’s Post Secondary Student Helpline)