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Video: Dr. Brandon Unruh on Living With BPD During COVID-19

Dr. Brandon Unruh discusses borderline personality disorder in the time of the pandemic, how to find stability in unstable moments, and how to create an emotionally safe environment for you and your loved ones during these trying times.

Watch on demand. The webinar is available with English captions and subtitles in Spanish.

About the Webinar

In an era of heightened uncertainty and unprecedented circumstances, many struggle to manage shifting emotions and intense moods. For individuals with borderline personality disorder (BPD) already facing significant baseline emotional and interpersonal instability, the COVID-19 pandemic creates a host of new challenges.

According to Dr. Unruh, the coronavirus pandemic is uniquely difficult for those with BPD. It challenges the way these individuals feel held together and supported on a basic level.

Dr. Unruh offers strategies to support individuals with BPD during the pandemic.

BPD Resources

Learn more about borderline personality disorder:

About Dr. Unruh

Brandon Unruh, MD, is the medical director of the Gunderson Residence, an intensive, specialized residential program for women with severe personality disorders. His clinical approach is anchored in the integration of evidence-based treatments such as dialectical behavior therapy, mentalization-based treatment, and general psychiatric management.

Learn more about Dr. Unruh.

More COVID-19 Resources

It’s important to think about ways to manage your mental health during these difficult times. McLean is committed to providing mental health and self-care resources for all who may need them. You and your family may find these strategies from McLean experts helpful to feel mentally balanced and safe during the coronavirus outbreak.

Learn more on our COVID-19 mental health resources page or get access to our COVID-19 Webinar Series.

May 27, 2020