The Buddha & the Borderline

The Buddha & the Borderline

My Recovery From Borderline Personality Disorder Through Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Buddhism, & Online Dating : [a Memoir]

Book - 2010
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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.

Publisher: Oakland, CA : New Harbinger Publications, 2010
ISBN: 9781572247109
157224710X
Branch Call Number: 616.85852 VAN NVD
Characteristics: x, 246 p. ; 23 cm

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