I am Borderline Laurice Reed Resilience Foundation

Meet Laurice Reed

Founder, President & CEO

"As the founder of this organization our philosophy of treatment recognizes resiliency of an individual's life situation. This includes the interconnection of multiple dimensions from a racial equity lens firmly stating that our organization will use practices and strategic investments to reverse racial disparity trends, eliminate structural barriers, and ensure access to care and opportunities for all people are not limited by race."

What is bpd?

Borderline Personality Disorder Diagnosis:

DSM IV Diagnostic Criteria A pervasive pattern of instability of interpersonal relationships, self-image and affects, and marked impulsivity beginning by early adulthood and present in a variety of contexts, as indicated by five (or more) of the following:

1) Frantic efforts to avoid real or imagined abandonment.

Note: Do not include suicidal or self-mutilating behavior covered in Criterion 5.

2) A pattern of unstable and intense interpersonal relationships characterized by alternating between extremes of idealization and devaluation.

3) Identity disturbance: markedly and persistently unstable self-image or sense of self.

4) Impulsivity in at least two areas that are potentially self-damaging (e.g., spending, sex, substance abuse, reckless driving, binge eating).

Note: Do not include suicidal or self-mutilating behavior covered in Criterion 5.

5) Recurrent suicidal behavior, gestures, or threats, or self-mutilating behavior

6) Affective [mood] instability.

7) Chronic feelings of emptiness.

8) Inappropriate, intense anger or difficulty controlling anger (e.g., frequent displays of temper, constant anger, recurrent physical fights).

9) Transient, stress-related paranoid ideation or severe dissociative symptoms.

(Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, published by the American Psychiatric Association)


I am Borderline the Laurice Reed Resilience Foundation is a multidisciplinary behavioral health non-profit, where we are driven by a single goal; to do our part in making the lives of those who are living with BPD resilient. We’re committed to creating pathways to advance, explore, and fund groundbreaking research. We will be supporting our community members in a targeted universalism approach through creating a unique yet universal treatment of care through a trauma informed lens. Measuring our success not by monetary size, but by qualitative data such as the testimonial impacts and effectiveness of our efforts. We aim to provide cost-effective, accessible, and quality services for those with BPD and the commonly dual diagnosed anxiety and depression to reassure our community that recovery is sustainable.

Collaborative Education

Education provided to consumers within this category are generally provided off-site at another facility. The services are provided through partnered clinicians and billed via the organization at contracted rates. Services include: consultation for diagnosis, psychotherapy, skill-building through dialectical behavioral therapy, and cognitive behavioral therapy.


Awareness campaigns through key messaging, apparel, and recovery testimonials. In addition to promoting trauma informed and resilience practiced skills so that all can strive in each stage of life.

Peer Support

Peer support is tailored to the needs of the individual and guided by collective solution's of current stressors. Peer support sessions will be held for individuals living with BPD, depressions, post-traumatic stress disorder and anxiety in addition opportunities for family, and friends who are supporting those living with diagnosis’s if appropriate. Rates are free. In person offerings, webinar like sessions, and conference calls will be accessible.