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Nov 1 2013 - OOTF Celebrates 6 years

Since its launch on November 1, 2007, Out Of The FOG has grown to a community of over 7000 members world-wide.


Welcome New Moderator & Administrator!

Sep 1, 2013 - Welcome to our newest moderator TechGuy and congratulations to xredshoesx, who has been appointed as a board admin.


Welcome New Moderators!

Mar 4, 2013 - Welcome to our newest moderators IDK and MakingChanges.


Welcome New Moderator TalkingLeaves!

Nov 11, 2012 - Welcome to our newest moderator TalkingLeaves.


Nov 1 2012 - OOTF Celebrates 5 years

Five years ago, a photographer, an engineer, a writer, an office manager, a grandmother, a graphic artist, a law student, a husband, a librarian, and a stained-glass artisan came together to connect a diverse, isolated population in search of information, support, and growth as they strive to cope with a family members, spouses or partners who suffer from a personality disorder. Since its launch on November 1, 2007, Out Of The FOG has grown from a fledgling discussion group with 10 participants, to a vibrant community of over 4000 registered members world-wide, with new members joining every day.


Aug 31 2012 - 100,000 posts in 10,000 topics!

On August 31 2012, the Out of the FOG Support Forum crossed two significant milestones - 100,000 member posts and 10,000 topics. Thanks to all who participate and contribute to the OOTF support board, which is a unique source of support to non-personality-disordered individuals all over the world.


Welcome New Moderators & Administrator!

Sep 1, 2012 - Welcome to our newest moderators Mirrorgirl and Charles6722 and congratulations to 2bad, who has been appointed as a board admin.


Dec 4 2011 - OOTF proudly announces the publication of our e-book:

Out of the FOG e-book Cover

Out of the FOG

Information & Support for those

with a family member or loved one

who suffers from a personality disorder


by Gary Walters

and the Out of the FOG Team


Available on the following platforms:

Amazon Kindle

Apple iPad & iPhone

Barnes & Noble Nook

Nov 1 2011 - OOTF celebrates 4 years

On Tuesday November 1, 2011, the Out of the FOG Website and Support Forum celebrates 4 years of providing information and support for those with a family member or loved-one who suffers from a personality disorder. Our site receives over 2 million hits per year and our support forum has received more than 68,000 posts from 2700 members. Thanks to all who support OOTF with your participation, time and gifts and help to make this unique community possible.


Sep 1 2011 - Welcome New OOTF Moderators!

The OOTF Support Forum welcomes new moderators, mathcorechick, rosie and SuddenlySense to the team and a welcome return to 2bad and Klarity Belle.

See the latest info on our 2011-2012 moderator team here:  http://outofthefog.net/forum/index.php?topic=6732

July 5 2011 - OOTF Move to Dedicated Server

To increase our site performance we have moved to our own dedicated server. We hope this will provide faster, more reliable downloads and give us more flexibility over the functionality of our site.

See the latest info on the upgrade here:   http://outofthefog.net/forum/index.php?topic=6194.0

July 5 2011 - OOTF Upgraded to SMF 2.0

We have just released a new version of the Support Forum on Simple Machines Version 2.0. We believe this version of the message board software will give us better protection from spam posters.

See the latest info on the upgrade here:   http://outofthefog.net/forum/index.php?topic=6194.0

Our Support Forum has moved

Dec 29, 2010 - Out of the FOG is moving to bigger digs! To accommodate our rapid growth, we have migrated our support forum from Zetaboards to Simple Machines Forum (SMF). All current members will receive an automated PM containing their new password to gain access to the new forum. Click the link below to go to the new forum.

Go To New Forum Get New Password Info About the Move

OOTF 3rd Anniversary

Nov 1, 2010 - Out of the FOG is 3 years old today! It's great to see our forum continue to grow and become stronger. Thanks to all of you who make OOTF a safe and welcoming place to learn about coping with a family member, friend or partner who suffers from a personality disorder.


OOTF reaches 1000 Members

Sep 4, 2010 - Out of the FOG just reached a milestone - we now have 1000 Members registered on our Support Forum. Thanks to all for being a part of OOTF and making this such a supportive online community.


Welcome New Moderators!

Sep 1, 2010 - We have just completed the first of what will be an annual leadership nomination and election cycle. In addition to Gary being reconfirmed as site owner and MoGlow, eclipse & Aames being reconfirmed as Admin's, Klarity Belle and 2bad were appointed as new moderators. Please join us in welcoming Klarity Belle and 2bad to the OOTF leadership team.


Retiring nook2 domain

Jul 21, 2010 - We will shortly be bidding farewell to an old friend - our original "nook2.com" url. She has served us well! Please update all bookmarks and links to point to the new Out of the FOG domain at http://www.outofthefog.net

New Leadership Guidelines Posted

Jun 23, 2010 - New Out of the FOG Leadership Guidelines have been developed. These explain the process we intend to use at Out of the FOG to appoint new moderators, admins and site owners going forward. Our goal is to implement a consistent, transparent and sustainable process for leadership changes and to introduce a component of accountability.

You can read the leadership guidelines here: http://forum.outofthefog.net/topic/7378440

OOTF Administrator Retirements

Jun 21, 2010 - We are at the same time happy and sad to announce the "retirement" of some of our administrators at Out of the FOG. Been there, Jrrr, Moesha, Screamingfire and Still have all been with us since before the day we opened our doors on November 1, 2007. They are all extraordinary individuals who have contributed positively in many ways to our own lives and to the OOTF community. We hope you will join us in thanking them for their contribution to our wonderful home here at OOTF. None of them are leaving the board, just giving up the responsibility of being an administrator as over the last couple of years each of them has moved on to a new place in their lives where they have less time to be involved on a regular basis here - a goal that all of us share.

Read & send thank-you messages and learn more about moderators & admins here: http://forum.outofthefog.net/topic/7377532

DSM-V Changes Personality Disorder Diagnosis

Feb 10, 2010 - The American Psychiatric Association today released their first draft of the 5th revision of the Diagnostic & Statistical Manual (DSM-V) which regroups personality disorder diagnoses into 5 categories:

  • Antisocial/Psychopathic Type
  • Avoidant Type
  • Borderline Type
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Type
  • Schizotypal Type

There is also a proposed mechanism for scoring the severity and the match of each of the diagnostic traits.

The proposals are not final and the APA has a comment period starting today and ending April 20th 2010. The DSM-V is scheduled for release in May 2013.

See the APA DSM-V website at http://www.dsm5.org

Out of the FOG Support Forum Update

Dec 30 2009 - Those of you who use the "stay logged in" feature of the Out of the FOG support forum will notice that you unexpectedly had to log in again today. Please don't be alarmed. This was caused by some updates to the board behind the scenes. Please excuse the inconvenience.

Our support forum can be found at http://forum.outofthefog.net

Out of the FOG Celebrates 2 years

Nov 1 2009 - Out of the FOG is celebrating 2 years in bringing information and support to family members and loved-ones of people who suffer from personality disorders. In the two years since we launched, our traffic has grown exponentially and we are rapidly becoming one of the internet's premier sources of information on coping with personality disorders. Happy birthday OOTF and thanks to all our members and supporters around the world.

Out of the FOG Support Forum Zetaboards Upgrade

June 15 2009 - Please excuse our appearance while the Out of the FOG Support Forum upgrades to run on the new Zetaboards software platform. The new software contains a number of new features and improvements over our existing system which should become evident after the conversion is completed.

This upgrade will convert all our existing forums, posts, PM's, memberships and profiles. There should be very little interruption in service or loss of data. The only thing you will notice is changes to the appearance of the graphical interface. It will take 1-2 weeks to complete the conversion.

Our main Out of the FOG information site, here at http://www.outofthefogsite.com will be unaffected by the upgrade. Bookmark this site and visit here if you have any trouble logging into the board. Should any unexpected interruption in our service occur, an announcement will be posted in the "Latest News" Box at at http://www.outofthefogsite.com. Additionally, a temporary discussion forum has been established here which you can use should we experience any long-term interruption of service.

Please excuse any inconvenience you may experience as we perform the upgrade.

For More Info:
Latest Information about the Upgrades
Temporary Forum (in case of loss of service)

A.J. Mahari's new site BPD INFO

June 3 2009 - BPD author A.J. Mahari has launched a new version of her website called BPD INFO which has a section which invites members to submit website articles about BPD. Our own gary submitted an article to her site this week.

The site, which includes a support forum is at http://bpdinfo.borderlinepersonality.ca/

NEA-BPD Telephone Hour

March 23 2009 - The National Education Alliance for Borderline Personality Disorder (NEA-BPD) has scheduled another phone conference for April 3rd entitled Confronting Myths and Stereotypes about Borderline Personality Disorder. The presenter is Dr. Richard Hersh, Associate Clinical Professor in Psychiatry at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons and Associate Director of the Intensive Outpatient Program at Columbia University Medical Center.

The link to register is here:


New Time Magazine Article on BPD

Jan 8, 2009 - Time Magazine has published an article entitled The Mystery of Borderline Personality Disorder" by reporter John Cloud. The article includes an interview with BPD specialist Marsh Linehan.

Read the Time Magazine Article Here

New Book by Randi Kreger

Oct 15, 2008 - Randi Kreger, co-author with Paul Mason of "Stop Walking on Eggshells - Taking Your Life back when Someone You Care About has Borderline Personality Disorder", has just released a new book titled: "The Essential Family Guide to Borderline Personality Disorder: New Tips and Techniques to Stop Walking on Eggshells."

The book is available at http://www.BPDCentral.com

Baylor 'Trust Game' Study sheds new light on BPD

Aug 12, 2008 - In a new study, researchers at Baylor University monitored subjects playing an monetary "trust game". What they found was that patients with borderline personality disorder (BPD) exhibited distinct differences in the way they played the game -- as well as differences in brain patterns while they were playing it.

Read ABC News Article

News Archives...

NEA-BPD Telephone Hour

July 3 2008 - The National Education Alliance for Borderline Personality Disorder (NEA-BPD) has scheduled another phone conference for July 11th. The keynote presenter is Alan E. Fruzzetti, Ph.D., author of The High Conflict Couple and Associate Professor of Psychology at the University of Nevada, Reno.

The link to register is here:


BPD: Present and Future Telephone Hour

May 30 2008 - The National Education Alliance for Borderline Personality Disorder (NEA-BPD) is offering a free telephone conference called BPD: Present and Future. The call is scheduled for Friday, May 30th, 6-7 pm (ET) This is a free, call-in "Telephone Hour" is presented as a final event recognizing May 2008 as the first BPD Awareness Month. The moderators will be Ken Silk, MD, Scientific Editor, NEA-BPD Forum and Perry D. Hoffman, Ph.D., President of the NEA-BPD. They will be joined by: Jim Breiling, Ph.D., NIMH; Richard Hersh, M.D., Columbia University Medical Center; and Mary Zanarini, Ed.D., Harvard Medical School. Registration is limited to allow participation in dialogue. To reserve your spot, write to neabpd@aol.com or visit the following link:


May Declared BPD Awareness Month

May 22 2008 - The U.S. House of Representatives on April 1 2008 voted 414-0 to adopt House Resolution 1005. The resolution, introduced by Representative Thomas Davis (Republican Congressman for Virginia), expresses the sense of the House that May should be designated as Borderline Personality Disorder Awareness Month. 

NEA-BPD Article

New study suggests Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) is effective in treating Major Depression and Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder

May 2 2008 - Researchers presented evidence this week at the American Association of Neurological Surgeons' annual scientific meeting that Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) can improve both severe depression and Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)

CNN Article

New Article by Dr. Joe Carver: "Personality Disorders: The Controllers, Abusers, Manipulators, and Users in Relationships"

Apr 21 2008 - One of our favorite authors, Clinical Psychologist Dr. Joe Carver has just released a new article on Cluster B Personality Disorders entitled: "Personality Disorders: The Controllers, Abusers, Manipulators, and Users in Relationships".

Download the Article Here

Football Star, Herscel Walker, Speaks out about Dissociative Identity Disorder (DID)

Apr 15 2008 - Football Legend and Heisman Trophy winner, Herscel Walker, in his new book "Breaking Free," describes his struggle with living with Dissociative Identity Disorder (DID). Dissociative Identity Disorder is formerly known as Multiple Personality Disorder, MPD.

CNN Story

Membership Deletions

Apr 2 2008 - Today, during a regular purge of spam posters a mistake was made and 132 memberships were deleted by accident with one errant mouse click. If you are one of the people whose membership was deleted please do accept our apologies for this mistake and please sign up again with a new account.

New "About Us" Page Launched

Mar 1 2008 - We have launched a new "About Us" Page where guests can learn who we are and what we are all about. The page contains a little of our site history, links to our Moderator Welcome messages and a link to our Finances Page. Click on the "About Us" button at the top of the page for more info.


New "Finances" Page Launched

Feb 24 2008 - We have launched a new "Finances" Page which gives details of the finances needed to run Out of the FOG and details of member donations and income from book sales we have received.


Helen's World is Back!

Dec 6 2007 - After a hiatus of several months, Helen's world of BPD Resources, a premier site packed with information and links about BPD is back online. There are still a number of broken links in the site but it is still well worth browsing through.


Military Personality Disorder Diagnoses Increase 40%

Nov 16 2007 - American army diagnoses of personality disorder have increased 40% since the start of the war. Controversy surrounds whether Personality Disorder is being substituted as a less expensive diagnosis than war-related PTSD.

NPR Story

Online Bookstore Now Open!

Nov 12 2007 - Visit the Out of the FOG Online Bookstore. Find books, learn about personality disorders and support the site through your purchase!


Message Board Now Open!

Nov 1 2007 - The Out of the FOG Support Message Board officially opened on November 1, 2007. Click here to view the board and join in!




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