writing & media
I've written a book for people with, or who identify with, BPD. Talking About BPD: A Stigma-Free Guide to Living a Calmer, Happier Life with Borderline Personality Disorder combines lived experience with DBT-based coping techniques for managing intense emotions and distress including suicidal thoughts and thoughts about self-harm. This is a stigma-free book and offers comfort, validation, hope and support.
'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.'
It's fully reviewed by mental health professionals and published by Jessica Kingsley. Out October 21st 2021 and available to preorder now.
Praise for Talking About BPD: A Stigma-Free Guide to Living a Calmer, Happier Life with Borderline Personality Disorder:
'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 Borderline Personality Disorder & 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.
bbc stories film
Short film 'Dealing with Emotions: Borderline Personality Disorder', BBC Stories, February 2020
selected articles (Online & print)
Happiful Hack - forthcoming autumn 2021
Happiful Magazine Feature
Feature 'Writing For Change' by Maxine Ali, August 2019
selected podcasts, radio & talks
Walk A Mile In My Shoes podcast, June 2021
Needs More Nuance, Netil Radio, February 2021
Mentally Yours Podcast, November 2019
Mental Health Raw & Open, July 2019
Stronger Minds Podcast, May 2019
Mind Matters Matter Podcast, October 2017
Mental Health Mondays, Radio City Talk, February 2020
London Creativity & Wellbeing Week, Snapshots of Research & Practice, June 2018
Crossing the River: Medical Humanities, Gordon Museum of Pathology, March 2018
I also give talks in workplaces and other organisations.