I am happy to recommend the following books and articles about emotional sensitivity, borderline personality disorder (BPD), self-harm, evidence-based treatment, and co-occuring disorders.
Books by or for individuals who are emotionally-sensitive:
Books for family members and friends:
Books for mental health professionals:
Other excellent reads:
Peer-reviewed articles about BPD and self-injury:
Strategies to Deal with Suicide and Non-suicidal Self-Injury in BPD—the Case of DBT (2019)
Factors predicting dropout from DBT (2018)
Improving family functioning to (hopefully) improve treatment efficacy of borderline personality disorder: An opportunity not to dismiss (2018)
Subjective memory complaints and memory performance in patients with borderline personality disorder (2014)
Dialectical behavior therapy alters emotion regulation and amygdala activity in patients with borderline personality disorder (2014)
Distinguishing PTSD, complex PTSD, and borderline personality disorder: A latent class analysis (2014)
Curriculum: Living with Hope
Peer leaders in mental health organizations such as NAMI, MHA, DBSA, or ICCD Clubhouses are in a unique position to help facilitate healing and hope after death by suicide.
I developed this retreat as a project while I was attending graduate school at Baylor University. While there is no charge to use this material and you are free to make changes, please provide an author credit to Amanda L. Smith, LCSW.
Living with Hope: A Peer-Led Retreat for Suicide Survivors (Peer Leader Guide)
Living with Hope: A Peer-Led Retreat for Suicide Survivors (Participant Guide)
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