I Leave You No. 1 by Paul Ashton
Our vision at Emergence is to make a life changing difference for everyone affected by personality disorders (PD) through support, advice and education. This site is just one way we plan to achieve that. We hope you will find our website not only inspiring but informative and supportive whatever your involvement with personality disorder.
Each section aims to cater for anyone affected by a diagnosis of personality disorder, whether you are a service user, carer (which is a family member or friend of a service user) or a professional in the field. We use the term personality disorder to describe problematic ways of coping with everyday life and dealing with self and others.
Personality disorders are complex and there are different forms including borderline PD (BPD). People affected by PD may present with a range of physical, mental health and social problems such as substance misuse, depression and suicide risk, housing problems and long-standing interpersonal problems.
Although we recognise the use of labels can be problematic, we have used them in this instance to enable visitors to access relevant information quickly.
We look forward to working with you to Change Attitudes and Build Lives. Thank you.
Here is what Kerry Stott, Research Nurse/Care Co-ordinator, Tees Esk and Wear Vallies NHS Foundation Trust, said about the Emergence website: "I love it! I use it at the start of my therapy with patients to help them explain, understand, become curious about their diagnosis. We all find it helpful.
"I use it with student nurses and student medics as the hopefulness and positivity is one that reflects the reality of the therapy and therapeutic relationships that I have with my patients. It is an amazing resource and I wanted to say thank you very much."
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