The Buddha & the Borderline
My Recovery From Borderline Personality Disorder Through Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Buddhism, & Online DatingBook - 2010
A woman with borderline personality disorder, who tried to kill herself as early as age 12, relates her quest to turn her suffering into compassion by going to therapy, embracing Buddhist spirituality and forcing herself to get back out into the social world. Original.
New Harbinger Pubns Inc
Kiera Van Gelder's first suicide attempt at the age of twelve marked the onset of her struggles with drug addiction, depression, post-traumatic stress, self-harm, and chaotic romantic relationships-all of which eventually led to doctors' belated diagnosis of borderline personality disorder twenty years later.
The Buddha and the Borderline is a window into this mysterious and debilitating condition, an unblinking portrayal of one woman's fight against the emotional devastation of borderline personality disorder. This haunting, intimate memoir chronicles both the devastating period that led to Kiera's eventual diagnosis and her inspirational recovery through therapy, Buddhist spirituality, and a few online dates gone wrong. Kiera's story sheds light on the private struggle to transform suffering into compassion for herself and others, and is essential reading for all seeking to understand what it truly means to recover and reclaim the desire to live.