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21 October 2021 !

I've written a book for people with a diagnosis of BPD, or people who identify with this diagnosis.

It combines practical advice and coping tips with my personal experience. I wrote it because I know how hard it can be to live with such a stigmatised and misunderstood mental health condition. The book contains advice on topics such as dealing with stigma, long waiting lists, stereotypes, painful emotions and talking about the condition.

It features a foreword by a leader in the mental health field, Kimberley Wilson and is fully peer-reviewed. The book will be published by Jessica Kingsley Publishers.

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My name's Rosie Cappuccino. This is where I blog about my life with borderline personality disorder (BPD). It's a little corner of the internet that I made for myself when I was first diagnosed with this condition seven years ago. If you have BPD, I hope this blog can bring you some comfort, hope or perhaps some coping tips. 

BPD is one of the most stigmatised mental health conditions which can make people living with this condition feel ashamed, silenced and isolated. I know I certainly felt this way when I was first diagnosed. I now know that it's not okay that so many people with diagnosis feel hopeless, worthless and unlovable. If you are feeling these things, I hope this blog can bring you some hope, coping tips and help you feel more worthy of care and support.

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Everyone with BPD deserves respect, understanding and support. It is wrong that people with this condition are shamed, silenced and stereotyped.   

Thank you to everyone who contacted me this year in light of my BBC Stories film about BPD and social media. I'm so happy it has helped lots of you feel less alone.

I know that social media can be extremely dangerous and it has its downsides, but it can also be hugely helpful for many people for lots of people. Online peer support online is (of course) not a substitute for therapy or medical care, but it can be transformative all the same

In Nov. 2019, I won a Mind Media Award for my blog and my work to improve perceptions of borderline personality disorder. I was equal amounts shocked and delighted and I really want to say thank you to everyone who has supported me over the years. 

As I said in my acceptance speech, more than anything I want people with BPD to be seen for who they are and not be dismissed, stereotyped or misunderstood. 

I can't wait to share my book with you and I really hope it will be a comforting, helpful resource. 

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