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.
Please take a moment to check out The Borderline Personality Disorder Wellness Plan for Families.
Books by or for individuals who are emotionally-sensitive:
Mastering Adulthood: Go Beyond Adulting to Become an Emotional Grown-Up
Books for family members and friends:
Books about DBT and mindfulness practice:
DBT Skills Training Handouts and Worksheets (2nd edition)
Mindfulness for Beginners (Audio CD)
Books for mental health professionals:
Other excellent reads:
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)
Please note: Amanda L. Smith, LCSW participates in Amazon's affiliate program