BPD Resources

Books, videos, and other resources about BPD
Unfortunately, there is a lot of information on the Internet about borderline personality disorder that is inaccurate or misleading. FBPDA would like to give individuals with BPD, their loved ones, and mental health professionals current and appropriate information about this complex and severe mental illness.

Below we’ve listed organizations and resources that can be trusted to deliver current knowledge and research that can be trusted.

As always, we look forward to hearing from you. Do you have a comment or a question about borderline personality disorder?  Contact us. 



Overcoming Borderline Personality Disorder: A Family Guide for Healing and Change

– Valerie Porr

Loving Someone with Borderline Personality Disorder: How to Keep Out-of-Control Emotions from Destroying Your Relationship
– Shari Y. Manning PhD , Marsha M. Linehan (Foreword)

Surviving a Borderline Parent: How to Heal Your Childhood Wounds and Build Trust, Boundaries, and Self-Esteem
– Kimberlee Roth, Freda B. Friedman, Randi Kreger

The High-Conflict Couple: A Dialectical Behavior Therapy Guide to Finding Peace, Intimacy, and Validation
– Alan E. Fruzzetti, Marsha M. Linehan (Foreword)

Remnants of a Life on Paper: A Mother and Daughter’s Struggle with Borderline Personality Disorder
– Bea Tusiani , Pamela Tusiani , Paula Tusiani-Eng


Memiors and other books written by people who experience(d) BPD

Stronger than BPD: The Girl’s Guide to Taking Control of Intense Emotions, Drama, and Chaos using DBT by Debbie Corso, Foreword by Gillian Galen, Psy

Beyond Borderline: True Stories of Recovery from Borderline Personality Disorder

The Buddha and the Borderline: My Recovery from Borderline Personality Disorder through Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Buddhism, and Online Dating

Healing from Borderline Personality Disorder: My Journey Out of Hell Through Dialectical Behavior Therapy

Get Me Out of Here: My Recovery from Borderline Personality Disorder

Sometimes I Act Crazy: Living with Borderline Personality Disorder

Websites and Podcasts

Emotions Matter; BPD Advocacy, Awareness, Connections 


Charlie Swenson has a wonderful series of Podcasts at https://charlieswenson.com/

NEA-BPD (National Education Alliance Borderline Personality Disorder)


TARA (Treatment and Research Advancements—National Association for Personality Disorder)


NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness)


Hope for BPD: Treatment Navigation and Support for BPD


BPD Resource Center


                                                             Tampa Bay Foundation for Mental Health


Social Media






BPD/DBT Courses

(not a substitute for professional therapy)

DBT Path: Online, live (in real-time) DBT-informed psychoeducational courses:  Learn DBT skills online in live (real-time) DBT informed psychoeducational classes. Online DBT Course led by Debbie Corso, B.Sc., Emotional Confidence Guide, DBT Skills Educator, in recovery from BPD and emotionally sensitive and Kathryn C. Holt, LCSW, psychotherapist.

DBT Peer Connections FREE Skills Training E-Course: This is an experimental dialectical behavior therapy skills training massive open online course for people with emotion regulation difficulties created by Rachel Gill, B.Sc., PSS. In this course, students learn to define, apply, and discuss 4 sets of life enhancement skills including core mindfulness skills, distress tolerance skills, emotion regulation skills, and interpersonal effectiveness skills.


Peer-led DBT SKILLS ONLINE CLASS: This group, DBT Online Classes is a group and email list for those primarily with Borderline Personality Disorder who want to learn and/or continue to learn and practice the DBT SKILLS. It is a structured list focused on working the DBT Skills in an Online class-like environment.

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