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Hi We have an adult son who we have suspected for a few years now that he suffers from BPD. He refuses to acknowledge that he has an issue and has recently been evicted from his home of 5 years and is currently renting. He cannot live with us as he is too verbally abusive.  Any words of wisdom to try and get him to accept help. Folks tell me he has to reach rock bottom but I am not so sure.
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Dear Jane88,

Welcome to the forums, we are so glad that you found your way to the beyond blue community. We want to thank you for having the bravery to share your experiences and we can hear from your post that you have been having a really rough time.

Having a loved one who is experienceing unmanaged symptoms of mental illness can be distressing and we hope that you are taking time for yourself during this stressful time. It is difficult to provide advise or assistance regarding your sons current situation as he would need to engage with servicess to provide him with assistance. Please be assured that by being there for him when he is ready and encouraging him to seek out services without putting overt pressure, as you have done is an excelent approach. We acknolledge your hard work and persevirace during such a difficult time and we hope you do to.

If you need to talk we want you to know that you can reach out to us, you can use our support service either via phone 1300 22 4636 or web chat: http://www.beyondblue.org.au/get-support/get-immediate-support
Contacting beyond blue through this way may allow the counsellors to provide support or resorces specific to your situation and location, which is not fiesable through the forums due to privacy.
If you feel you or your son are in an emergency situation please contact emergency services on 000.

Thank you again for having the strength to share your experiences and we hope you find the support and wisdom you are seeking within the Beyond Blue community.

Warm regards
Sophie M