Coping and support

By Mayo Clinic Staff

Having a personality disorder makes it hard to engage in behavior and activities that may help you feel better. Ask your doctor or therapist how to improve your coping skills and get the support you need.

If your loved one has a personality disorder

If you have a loved one with a personality disorder, work with his or her mental health provider to find out how you can most effectively offer support and encouragement.

You may also benefit from talking with a mental health provider about any distress you experience. A mental health provider can also help you develop boundaries and self-care strategies so that you're able to enjoy and succeed in your own life.

Jan. 31, 2014