Borderline Personality Disorder Focus Of Aug. 12 Talk
ASHEVILLE – NAMI Western Carolina presents David R. Spann, LCSW LCAS, with a talk on borderline personality disorder 7 p.m. Aug. 12 at Central United Methodist Church, Church Street, downtown.
People with this disorder tend to have instability in self-image, relationships and in their own emotions. People with BPD often are desperately afraid of being abandoned, whether the threat is real or not; they are impulsive and often suffer suicidal thoughts. They have difficulty controlling anger and other emotions.
The talk will offer information about the behaviors associated with BPD and how to cope as a family member or loved one. Spann is a licensed clinical social worker and a licensed clinical addiction specialist. He specializes in working with people who are affected by personality disorders and persistent mental health issues, and their loved ones.