'I am Rosie. I have BPD. I am not an attention-seeker, manipulative, dangerous, hopeless, unlovable, 'broken', 'difficult to reach' or 'unwilling to engage'. I am caring, creative, courageous, determined, full of life and love.'
Talking About BPD is a positive, stigma-free guide to life with borderline personality disorder (BPD) from award-winning blogger Rosie Cappuccino.
Addressing what BPD is, the journey to diagnosis and available treatments, Rosie offers advice on life with BPD and shares practical tips and DBT-based techniques for coping day to day. Topics such as how to talk about BPD to those around you, managing relationships and self-harm are also explored. Throughout, Rosie shares her own experiences and works to dispel stigma and challenge the stereotypes often associated with the disorder.
This much-needed, hopeful guide will offer support, understanding, validation and empowerment for all living with BPD, as well as those who support them. Featuring a foreword by Kimberley Wilson.
Available worldwide from major online booksellers, via Kindle e-book and Audible audiobook.
Praise for the book
'I am grateful for Rosie Cappuccino's Talking about BPD, as I finally have an authentic, stigma-free book to recommend to my DBT clients. A mix of personal experience, research-based information, and skill-building material makes this a must-read for those with BPD plus their loved ones and providers.'
- Alicia Paz M.A. Instructor & DBT Coach
'Rosie is a strong and compassionate advocate for individuals diagnosed with borderline personality disorder. I'm forever thankful for her encouraging message of hope and recovery. As a DBT therapist, this is a book I can strongly recommend to my clients and their families.'
- Amanda L. Smith, LCSW, Treatment Consultant for BPD & Self Injury and author of The Borderline Personality Disorder Wellness Planner for Families
'This book brings to life and provides an invaluable insight into the experiences of living with, the stigma that is encountered, and approaches for managing 'Borderline Personality Disorder'. Rosie's work has been pivotal in developing my thinking, understanding of and in the teaching of others about this disorder. I wholeheartedly recommend that this should be essential reading for all mental health practitioners.'
- Professor John Baker, University of Leeds, Chair of Mental Health Nursing
'I thoroughly enjoyed reading Talking About BPD. Anyone who reads the book with an open mind - patient, provider, family member or friend, will likely not think about BPD in the same way as they did before. [A] remarkable and much needed contribution.'
- Kevin Dawkins, Executive Producer, BPDVideo.com
'This is a book truly like no other in existence at the time of writing. For those with BPD/EUPD (or for their family/friends/partner) this will be an invaluable resource. It is authoritative and diligently researched and referenced, but also compassionate, validating, and kind. For those unable to access therapy, it will help you to understand some of the basic tools that can make living with BPD much more bearable. It is written in plain English and has helped me to understand some of the principles of DBT in a way I never have before. Thank you Rosie for writing this book, which I know will provide great comfort to readers the world over'
- Amazon reader
Talking About BPD by Rosie Cappuccino
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