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My son, who has BPD just broke up with his girlfriend who he

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My son, who has BPD just broke up with his girlfriend who he adores, he says his whole life is over and we are afraid that he might commit suicide...what do we do? My husband is in London Ont with him, I am in Ottawa
Submitted: 4 years ago.
Category: Mental Health
Expert:  Dr-A-Greene replied 4 years ago.

One of the hallmarks of BPD are continued threats or attempts of suicide when depression hits. It can be very scary.

That said, every threat must and should be taken seriously. Many people with BPD successfully commit suicide every year. My recommendation is to take him in to the Emergency Room or to an on-call therapist as soon as possible.

Best of luck to you and your family,

Dr. G.

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