*Introduction Part I: The Basics *Chapter 1 - For the Newly Diagnosed *Chapter 2 - The Personality and the Brain *Chapter 3 - Borderline Personality Disorder *Chapter 4 - Myths Part II: The Traits-and the Coping Skills *Chapter 5 - Fear of Abandonment *Chapter 6 - Unstable Relationships *Chapter 7 - Unclear or Unstable Self-Image *Chapter 8 - Impulsive, Self-Destructive Behaviors *Chapter 9 - Self-Harm and Suicidal Behavior *Chapter 10 - Extreme Mood Swing *Chapter 11 - Chronic Feelings of Emptiness *Chapter 12 - Explosive Anger *Chapter 13 - Feeling Suspicious/Out of Touch With Reality Part III: Recovering *Chapter 14 - The Recovery Process *Chapter 15 - The Positives of Having BPD *Chapter 16 - The Ten Steps of Recovery *Chapter 17 - Treatment Part IV: BPD and . . . *Chapter 18 - BPD and Parenting *Chapter 19 - BPD and Work *Chapter 20 - BPD and Men *Chapter 21 - BPD and Women *Chapter 22 - BPD and Sex *Chapter 23 - BPD and Teenagers *Chapter 24 - BPD and Other Disorders Part V: From Surviving to Thriving *Chapter 25 - The Power of Balance and Routine *Chapter 26 - Living Life Successfully With BPD *Chapter 27 - Coping In Difficult Times Part VI: Other Perspectives *Chapter 28 - For Families And Loved Ones *Chapter 29 - Questions & Answers *Chapter 30 - Then & Now *References *Resources *Acknowledgements *Author
*Extensive social media (Facebook ads and Instagram) campapign. *Radio tour in US & UK; author tour planned in UK *Outreach to mental health publications, blogs, and non-profit newsletters (NAMI and others). *Outreach to parenting publications and blogs. *Outreach to mental health bookstores, and stores with large mental health sections. *Targeted outreach to select treatment centers. *Giveaways on Goodreads and author and publisher Facebook pages. *Promotion on the author's website and YouTube channel (6000+ followers) *Publicity and promotion in conjunction with the author's speaking engagements Galleys available in August 2018
Shehrina Rooney founded the YouTube channel Recovery Mum, with more than 10,000 subscribers, in 2015 and co-founded The BPDTribe.com website in 2017. She was diagnosed with borderline personality disorder (BPD) at age 21, after struggling for more than half her life with fear of abandonment, self-hatred, anger, and eventually addiction. Although dialectical behavior therapy helped, her "dark years" continued into motherhood and through a divorce. Attending 12-step meetings, she realized peer support could work for BPD, too. Today, she dedicates her life to encouraging others who face the same struggles. She is grateful to have the skills to calm her emotions and be a wonderful mum.