Helping those with Borderline Personality Disorder fight the stigma and enjoy their lives for who they are – highly empathetic, compassionate and creative people with beautiful minds.
After you’ve finished your turkey and woken up from your tryptophan nap, log on and download the HER e-book for FREE! You will get this inspirational novel of BPD and survival for free all day Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. Get it as an early Christmas present for yourself or even a loved one who may be struggling with Borderline Personality Disorder.
Jump on over to http://www.amazon.com/Her-ebook/dp/B00D64V0F6 (America only; other links listed below) and get your free e-copy of Her starting Friday. For extra brownie points, leave me a review on Amazon.com with your experience. I would love to hear your thoughts!
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Truly inspiring and insightful!
By C. Osborn on November 18, 2013
This is as extraordinary book that insightfully depicts the life of a teenage girl with borderline personality disorder (BPD). This little known and widely misunderstood mental disorder afflicts many and has a profound impact on them, their families, and their loved ones. This book, written from the girl’s perspective, provides a discerning window into the thoughts, feelings, and struggles of someone with BPD. It is a great read for everyone and holds one’s attention throughout the book. The reader cannot wait to find out what is going to happen next. It is also a great inspiration to anyone who has faced challenges in his or her life. For family members of someone with BPD, it provides a true window into the life of their loved one and helps them understand what their loved one experiences on a daily basis. As a therapist, I highly recommend this book for families of individuals who have BPD.
–Candice Osborn, LPC of The Highland Institute of Atlanta
Here is a preview of Nancy Kilgore’s book Girl In The Water. I had the priviledge of speaking with Nancy and reading her book.
Girl In The Water by Nancy Kilgore, MS is a true story about sibling abuse. In her story, Nancy talks about the abuse she had suffered from the hands of her own sister. I found Nancy’s story of healing and survival to be eye opening. The style of imagery and the openness that Nancy writes with makes really wrapped me into her world. I was able to see and feel her throughout the whole read. I haven’t found many stories told quite like Nancy’s on the subject of sibling abuse. Her prose was riveting. At times, I found myself scared for her, happy for her, and even wanting to hug her. Nancy is a true survivor who is still healing and using her experience to help others.
Her story can be used to raise awareness on sibling abuse because it can help other adult survivors to open up and share their stories of abuse from their siblings. This story really speaks out to so many. Nancy says that it is never too late to talk about it. Nancy, great job for your wonderful work with Girl In The Water. This is a story that needs to be read by others and can help educate and raise awareness about sibling abuse. No one should have to suffer.
Read this book!
Annie O’Sullivan’s Can You Hear Me Now is a haunting story that I will never forget. This story of a little girl and the abuse she suffered is heartbreaking. I like that the story was told in the present tense, as if everything is happening right now. As the reader, I felt like I was walking on Annie’s journey with her. It made the story even more compelling because I could see each action and feel her emotions as if I was there with her.
Annie is very brave to have written such a personal and powerful story about her life and the abuse she suffered by the hands of her father. The courage and commitment to picking her life up and standing up against child abuse is amazing and admirable. I truly enjoyed reading about Annie’s survival. It is encouraging to me to learn about what it took for her to get to where she is today.
Although this story is hard to read in some parts because Annie does not dumb down or minimize the abuse that she suffered, it is an incredible story because it is a true story about a courageous person. There is a lot that we can take from Annie’s story. One thing I was able to take from her story is the encouragement to speak up and speak out about child abuse. If you know someone who is suffering, or someone has suffered and is afraid to speak out, encourage them to. Can You Hear Me Now is about speaking up and speaking loudly. Bravo Annie, for your courage and strength in speaking up and telling your story! I hear you. We all do.
Loving1today: Loving1with Black and White Thinking.
This is contributed by community member Fee Johnson for Loving1withmentalillness.com
Black and white thinking is one of the classic symptoms of Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD). Black and white thinking is characterized by the following statements:
“I love you”
“I hate you”
“Stay with me”
“Leave me alone”
They push you away, then pull you back in. You will find these types of behaviors in relationships with those who have BPD.
There is a lot of polarized thinking while living with BPD. The sufferer has to be perfect and good, or else they are bad. In their world, there is to be no in between. Even one mistake, no matter how small or trivial, can make a person with BPD feel as if they are a failure and do not deserve to live.
When you care for someone who has BPD, this can sometimes be confusing, and hard to deal with. In order to support someone with BPD in becoming more stable in their emotions, help them settle these extreme thoughts and behaviors.
It is important to recognize the symptoms and behavioral patterns to find an in between. Instead of giving into the extremes of the black and white thinking, you can help the person with BPD find areas of grey. Understanding, patience, and empathy are needed.
You can help guide an emotionally unstable person to a place where they can accept that one mistake doesn’t make them bad. The world is not black or white and good or bad. Therefore, we can appreciate the shades of grey and thus help balance our lives into healthier directions.
Support our community member Fee by clicking on the link below to access her book “Her” which illustrates what it is like to live with BPD.
Black and White Thinking: Written by Fee Johnson, Edited by Debra DeLash