Advocacy & Support for

Borderline Personality Disorder
& Complex Trauma

Webinar 5 - Management of self injury and suicidality

Our interdisciplinary panel will explore working collaboratively to support mental health of people living with Borderline Personality Disorder


Through an exploration of borderline personality disorder, the webinar will provide participants with the opportunity to:

  • outline non suicidal self-injury and suicidality in BPD
  • analyse risk factors for suicide in BPD
  • implement management strategies for non-suicidal self-injury and suicide risk.


  • Mahlie Jewell – (NSW – Consumer)
  • Melissa Kent (QLD – Clinical Psychologist)
  • Pip Bradley (VIC – Mental Health Nurse)


Dr. Lyn O’Grady (VIC - Community Psychologist)

Presentation Slides - Case StudyPanellist bios

Recommended Reading

Risk assessment

Evaluation of a novel risk assessment method for self-harm associated with Borderline Personality Disorder.
Sathya Rao, Jillian H. Broadbear, Katherine Thompson, Anna Correia, Martin Preston, Paul Katz, Robert Trett. Australasian Psychiatry, 2017; 25(5): 460-465.

Multidisciplinary health professionals' assessments of risk: how are tools used to reached consensus about risk assessment and management? 
A. Gerace, D. Curren, E. Muir-Cochrane. Journal of Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing, 2013; 20(6): 557-563.

Risk assessment and risk management: developing a model of shared learning in clinical practice.
Kate Deuter, Philip Galley, Andrew Champion, Andrea Gordon, Tony Halczuk, Adrian Jackson, Annette Hones, Lesley Legg, Julie Murison, Conrad Newman, Nicholas Procter and Penny Williamson. Advances in Mental Health, 2013; 11(2): 157-162.

Suicidal risk management

Half in love with death: managing the chronically suicidal patient.
Joel Paris.  New York: Routledge, 2007.

Module 2: BPD course and outcome, suicidality and self-harm. 
Brian Palmer, Lois Choi-Kain, John Gunderson. National Education Alliance for Borderline Personality Disorder, 2011.

Suicidal risk and management in borderline personality disorder.
Marianne Goodman,Tracey Roiff, Allison H. Oakes, Joel Paris.  Current Psychiatry Report, 2012; 14(1): 79-85.

Clinical treatment guidelines

Clinical practice guideline for the management of borderline personality disorder.
National Health and Medical Research Council. Melbourne: National Health and Medical Research Council, 2012.

Carer Perspective

Please talk to me. Please include me. I want nurses to understand. A report on carer perspectives on emergency department nursing practices for a person with borderline personality disorder: A report on carer perspectives on emergency department nursing practices for a person with borderline personality disorder
Acres,K: Loughhead, M;  and Procter, N. Available online.