Patient Resources

Patient Resources


Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies – Fact sheets for patients and families. Click Here

DBT Self Help – A helpful website of resources for the individual and family

The Fight Within Us: Rethink BPD
Blog by Amanda Wang of NYC

Hope for BPD
Treatment navigation and support for BPD and self-injury by Amanda Smith

National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)
Fax: 703.524.9094
Helpline: 1.800.950.6264

National Education Alliance for Borderline Personality Disorder (NEABPD)
Conferences, publications, videos, courses, ©Family Connections

National Institute for Mental Health (NIMH)
Fax: 301.443.4279
BPD page:

Report to Congress on Borderline Personality Disorder
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
May, 2011

Aguirre, Blaise A. and Gillian Galen, PsyD. Mindfulness for Borderline Personality Disorder – Relieve Your Suffering Using the Core Skill of Dialectical Behavior Therapy. Oakland, CA: New Harbinger Publications, 2013.

Aron, Elaine N. The Highly Sensitive Person: How to Thrive When the World Overwhelms You. New York: Broadway, 1997.

Blauner, Susan Rose. How I Stayed Alive When My Brain Was Trying to Kill Me: One Person’s Guide to Suicide Prevention. New York: Quill, 2003.

Brown, C. Brené. I Thought It Was Just Me: But It Isn’t: Telling the Truth about Perfectionism, Inadequacy, and Power. New York: Gotham, 2008.

Burns, David D., MD. The Feeling Good Handbook. New York: Plume, 1999.

Chapman, Alexander L., Ph.D., and Kim L. Gratz. The Borderline Personality Disorder Survival Guide: Everything You Need to Know About Living with BPD. Oakland, CA: New Harbinger Publications, 2007.

Coffey, Helen Cochran. Don’t Let Anyone Know – A Story About Mental Illness – The World Viewed Only the Silhouette! Bloomington, IN: Xlibris Corporation, 2012.

Friedel, Robert O., MD. Borderline Personality Disorder Demystified: An Essential Guide for Understanding and Living with BPD. New York: Marlowe, 2004.

Fruzzetti, Alan E., Ph.D. The High-conflict Couple: A Dialectical Behavior Therapy Guide to Finding Peace, Intimacy & Validation. Oakland, CA: New Harbinger Publications, 2006.

Fruzzetti, Alan. The Family Guide to Borderline Personality Disorder.; Finding Peace in Your Family Using Dialectical Behavior Therapy. New Harbinger Publications, 2015.

Gelder, Kiera Van. The Buddha & the Borderline: My Recovery from Borderline Personality Disorder through Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Buddhism, & Online Dating. Oakland, CA: New Harbinger Publications, 2010.

Green, Tami. Self-help for Managing the Symptoms of Borderline Personality Disorder. Houston, TX: T. Green, 2008.

Kreisman, Jerold J., MD, and Hal Straus. Sometimes I Act Crazy: Living with Borderline Personality Disorder. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, 2004.

Pershall, Stacy. Loud in the House of Myself: Memoir of a Strange Girl. New York: W. W. Norton, 2011.

Reiland, Rachel. Get Me out of Here: My Recovery from Borderline Personality Disorder. Center City, MN: Hazelden, 2004.

Roth, Kimberlee and Freda B. Friedman, PhD, LDSW. Surviving a Borderline Parent – How to Heal Your Childhood Wounds & Build Trust, Boundaries, and Self-Esteem. Oakland, CA: New Harbinger Publications, 2003.

Spradlin, Scott E. Don’t Let Your Emotions Run Your Life: How Dialectical Behavior Therapy Can Put You in Control. Oakland, CA: New Harbinger, 2003.

Tusiani, Bea. Remnants of a Life on Paper:  A Mother and Daughter’s Struggle with Borderline Personality Disorder. New York: Baroque Press, 2013.


Andrew Solomon: Love, No Matter What. Perf. Andrew Solomon. TED. TED Conferences, LLC, Apr. 2013.

DBT Peer Connections – Dialectical Behavior Therapy Skills Training Video Series. Rachel Gill. Youtube. 2014

If Only We Had Known: A Family Guide to Borderline Personality Disorder (5 DVD set) Dawkins Productions. 2014.

It’s Not About the Nail. Posted by Jason Headley. YouTube. 22 May 2013.             <>.

May BPD Awareness Video Series. NEABPD. Alan Fruzzetti.

Why Empathy Is More Powerful Than Sympathy. By Cate Matthews. Perf. Brene Brown. HuffPost Heathy Living. Huffington Post, 12 Dec. 2013.



Safety Plan – App with green cross; free; has GPS; National Suicide Prevention Hotline

DBT Diary Card – Available on iTunes

DBT Skills Coach – Available on iTunes

Headspace – Mindfulness; available on Androids

DBT Self Help – Available on Androids

DBT 911 – Available on Androids