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Emotions Matter in Action
Emotions Matter members raise awareness about BPD at the NAMI Walk in New York City in 2015.

Emotions Matter, Inc. is a 501c3 non-profit organization founded in 2015 to empower and connect individuals impacted by borderline personality disorder (BPD) to raise awareness and improve mental health care. It accomplishes this by providing BPD peer support, events, educational resources, and advocacy. You can learn more about us a www.emotionsmatterbpd.org.

We are looking for a volunteer with experience in grant-writing as we focus on improving our sustainability in 2020. We want to apply for new program and general operating fund grants to help us sustain our operations and programs to support the BPD populations. The Executive Director is looking for a volunteer with excellent writing skills and grant experience to provide administrative support for grant research, writing and completing the grant application process in collaboration with the Executive Director.

Non-profit and grant-writing experience is helpful, as well as some knowledge of mental health. Candidates should supply a resume along with a writing sample, and be proficient in Microsoft Word, Google Docs, and Excel.

Applicants should submit a cover letter, resume and writing sample to paula@emotionsmatterbpd.org.

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P.O. Box 7642, Garden City, NY 11530, US

Mission Statement

To connect and empower individuals impacted by borderline personality disorder (BPD) to raise awareness and improve mental health care. Our vision is to create a world in which every individual impacted by BPD has access to resources and support to achieve a meaningful recovery. We do this through peer support and educational programs, publications, workshops and videos.


Emotions Matter, Inc. is a 501c3 non-profit organization founded in 2015 to raise awareness, and advocate for the needs of those impacted by borderline personality disorder (BPD), a mental illness characterized by impulsivity, emotional dysregulation, difficulty in relationships, and suicidality.

The individual experience of BPD is different from other mental disorders as they experience more stigma, isolation and discrimination, due to the lack of education of health care providers, community resources or treatment.

Emotions Matter helps individuals with BPD by providing opportunities for peer support and empowerment. In 2017, Emotions Matter hosted an art show in New York City with over 30 artists impacted by BPD. Emotions Matters produced two short films on BPD for social media, and has active Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram feeds. Emotions Matter also runs online BPD peer to peer support groups.

Emotions Matter holds events to increase public health literacy about BPD distributing literature on BPD at mental health conferences and walks. These events bring together a diverse community of clinicians, family members and individuals with BPD who share our mission.

Emotions Matter advocates for the BPD population in Washington, in Congress, at the National Institute of Mental Health, and the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration.

Advocacy & Human Rights
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People with Disabilities


We'll work with your schedule.


This is a Virtual Opportunity with no fixed address.


  • Grant Writing / Research
  • Administrative Support
  • Fundraising




  • Orientation or Training
  • 2-3 hours a week; varies per season and grant application writing cycle.
  • Ability to communicate with executive director via telephone, email or Zoom video chat regularly. Knowledge of shared google docs and suites is also required.

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