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Re: Books that you have found to help
« Reply #50 on: July 30, 2008, 07:05:21 PM »
For those with a diagnosis of BPD

"The Dialectical Behavior Therapy Skills Workbook" by Matthew McKay, Jeffrey Brantley and Thomas Marra ISBN-10: 1572245131

Wonderful book, my CPN has used the approaches in this book with me and they have saved my life. (Slushy I know)

RS

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« Reply #51 on: July 30, 2008, 08:23:23 PM »
I know they've already been listed but wanted to mention them as they've really helped me in many different ways.

Girl Interrupted - Really good book, the movie is pretty good too

Wasted - Marya Hornbacher. I've read this book twice. The first time I read it I found myself really triggered. The second time I read it I found myself so deeply touched. It was as if she was in my head. I realised that I really needed to change.

Prozac Nation - made me feel a bit desperate in parts, but on whole it was helpful



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Re: Books that you have found to help
« Reply #52 on: August 01, 2008, 07:40:26 PM »
hi i have a book and its called the six pillars of self esteem
its good i would encourage any one to buy it its by nathaniel brandan
you have to order it from waterstones but its worth the wait


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Re: Books that you have found to help
« Reply #53 on: August 01, 2008, 11:41:45 PM »
i would like to recommend Veronika decides to die by Paulo Coelho. Its fictional put really spiritual as are most of his books. its quite short as well so good for readers block.


I've also just bought The Feeling Good Hanbook by David D Burns haven't read it yet but its come highly recommended.

Had no idea Girl, Interupted was a book i'm gonna look for that!
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Re: Books that you have found to help
« Reply #54 on: August 13, 2008, 09:36:43 PM »
Psychiatric Drugs Explained, David Healy.

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Re: Books that you have found to help
« Reply #55 on: August 19, 2008, 01:08:06 AM »
i have noticed alot of ppl have mentioned elizabeth wurtzel (prozac nation, more,agin, now and b****) I love all of her books...but to all that have not read them i will warn that it could be a poss trig if your feeling fragile! just thought id warn :) x

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Re: Books that you have found to help
« Reply #56 on: August 19, 2008, 12:07:00 PM »
Psychiatry and the Human Condition, though I don't agree with all of it and one of the chapters is hard going in places.

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Re: Books that you have found to help
« Reply #57 on: September 24, 2008, 09:51:41 PM »
I find poetry books can help me in difficult times.  Just browsing through a book and finding one poem that speaks to me and expresses what i feel and cannot say makes me feel less alone and more connected to the world.   Also, when my concentration is not good, I can just chose one short poem of a few lines and that is enough.   


We Have Come Through: 100 Poems celebrating courage in overcoming depression and tragedy.

I have found this poetry book very inspiring, offering insight into despair and difficult emotions and also hope and solace.  It was published to celebrate the 10th anniversary of Survivor's Poetry (which is a network of writers groups for people who have suffered mental distress), and has a few poems written by members, as well as more famous poets of past and present.

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Have-Come-Through-Celebrating-Overcoming/dp/1852246197


Staying Alive:  real poems for unreal times

This is another anthology, with contemporary poems that are powerful, emotive and life-affirming, from a variety of international poets on themes such as life and death, love and loss, journeys, war and peace, body and soul.   

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Staying-Alive-Poems-Unreal-Times/dp/1852245883

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Re: Books that you have found to help
« Reply #58 on: November 24, 2008, 10:44:20 PM »
For those with a diagnosis of BPD

"The Dialectical Behavior Therapy Skills Workbook" by Matthew McKay, Jeffrey Brantley and Thomas Marra ISBN-10: 1572245131

Wonderful book, my CPN has used the approaches in this book with me and they have saved my life. (Slushy I know)

RS

my therapist reccomended this to me too.
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Re: Books that you have found to help
« Reply #59 on: December 10, 2008, 11:54:50 PM »
Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson

I read this book in secondary school and had to but three copies myself because I read it that much. It's one girl's experience as she deals with a life changing event. I felt so connected with the character and gripped by the style of writing.
speak is the most amazing book ever - although i never went through what she did. the way she feels and thinks and the way it is written i can totally relate to. that book has been read so many times by me, it helps me cry, it makes me laugh and it inspires me to carry on. i also read it in secondary school - but i would recomend anyone to read it, it may be about a teenager, but im sure quite a few people on this site can relate to alot of what she goes through. whenever i go through a bad patch, speak comes off the bookshelf. x
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