Dr Sarah Mackay, a Wrexham-based author, is celebrating the launch of her new book Tormented – An Anthology of Borderline Personality Disorder.
The candid and moving book, published by Motiv8.me, is the second in a series of five books that examine what it is like to live with mental health issues. It follows the release of The Family – An Anthology of Psychosis, which was also published by Motiv8.me earlier this year.
Unlike many other books in the genre of mental health and self-help, Sarah’s books do not attempt to explain or analyse illness, neither do they seek to propose solutions or therapy. Instead, they have been written to allow those who have family members, loved ones or patients with illnesses such as BPD or Psychosis to gain a first-hand view of what it looks like to live with these conditions, helping to broaden understanding of the battle that sufferers face.
As Sarah states,
“Borderline Personality Disorder is quite often misunderstood and is probably one of the worst diagnoses you can have, psychiatrically, because it is like being tormented and tortured 24/7 with negative thoughts, suicidal thoughts, feelings of rejection – it’s a horrible diagnosis to have. But, there is healing and you can get better.”
This sense of hope and healing is embraced in the final chapter of the book, which illustrates Sarah’s journey towards finding peace with herself despite such diagnoses – and offers encouragement to both sufferers and those working with them.
The book is now available to order directly from the Motiv8.me Bookshop, or alternatively can be ordered here on Amazon.