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Caring for a Mom with BPD and Finding Purpose


Sabrina Quinn’s family didn’t talk about mental health despite their own experiences with serious mental illness. It took the loss of an uncle and her mom’s spiraling mental health crisis for Sabrina to realize that she needed to know more to be able to help. As a young college student, she struggled to become the caregiver her mom needed and found herself wrestling with her own mental health. With insights on borderline personality disorder (BPD)and becoming a more resilient caregiver, this is the story of how Sabrina discovered purpose as she learned to understand her mom’s mental illness and how she found her own support in the NAMI community.

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