It's been over a fortnight now since my book, Talking About BPD: A Stigma-Free Guide to a Calmer, Happier Life with Borderline Personality Disorder, was released. The response has been utterly heartwarming and uplifting. It makes me so happy to read the reviews, comments and messages about the book that readers have been sending me.
First of all, I'm really glad the book makes so many people feel seen, validated and understood. I know how invisible and silenced people with BPD often feel across many different settings. Secondly, I'm delighted it can go some way to helping individuals feel worthy of care and more confident about themselves and life in general. I know how difficult life can be with this often stigmatised and misunderstood diagnosis for a multitude of reasons. Anything I can do to make life feel that little bit easier is something I want to do.
I have spent thousands of hours over the last two years planning, writing, editing and communicating with my publisher Jessica Kingsley (JKP). Every last ounce of hard work was worth it because I have made a book that encapsulates how I feel about BPD and my life with it. I am proud of bringing this book to fruition and the icing on this cake is how many people it's comforting. Thank you so much to everyone who has supported me to make this happen. I think I need a break soon because I am really tired from all the excitement of launching the book!
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