BPD Resources

Self help resources


Informational Books

The Borderline Personality Disorder Survival Guide: Everything You Need to Know About Living with BPD
– Alexander L. ChapmanKim L. GratzPerry Hoffman (Foreword)

Borderline Personality Disorder Demystified: An Essential Guide for Understanding and Living with BPD
– Robert O. FriedelPerry D. Hoffman (Foreword), Dixianne Penney (Foreword), Patricia Woodward (Foreword)

Borderline Personality Disorder: A Guide for the Newly Diagnosed (The New Harbinger Guides for the Newly Diagnosed Series)
– Alexander L. ChapmanKim L. Gratz



(These books contain stories that may be triggering)

Healing From Borderline Personality Disorder: My Journey Out of Hell Through Dialectical Behavior Therapy
– Debbie CorsoDebz Hobbs-Wyatt (Editor), Kiera Van Gelder (Introduction)

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

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

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


Skills and Tools Books

Mindfulness for Borderline Personality Disorder: Relieve Your Suffering Using the Core Skill of Dialectical Behavior Therapy
– Gillian GalenBlaise Aguirre

The Dialectical Behavior Therapy Skills Workbook: Practical DBT Exercises for Learning Mindfulness, Interpersonal Effectiveness, Emotion Regulation, and Distress Tolerance
– Matthew McKayJeffrey WoodJeffrey Brantley 

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

Stop Sabotaging: A 31 Day DBT Challenge to Change Your Life
– Debbie CorsoAmanda Smith (Foreword), Alicia Paz (Introduction)


Online Classes

Online DBT Skills Training Classes – DBT Path



NEA-BPD (National Education Alliance Borderline Personality Disorder)


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


National Alliance on Mental Illness


Hope for BPD: Treatment Navigation and Support for BPD


BPD Resource Center


DBT Self Help


Cognitive Behaviour Therapy Self Help Resources


DBT Path


BPD Awareness of Tampa Bay


Healing from BPD


Do it yourself DBT (An article about learning DBT when a DBT therapist isn’t available)


Social Media






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