Get Me Out of Here: My Recovery from Borderline Personality Disorder

Get Me Out of Here: My Recovery from Borderline Personality Disorder


By (author) Rachel Reiland

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  • Publisher: Hazelden Information & Educational Services
  • Format: Paperback | 350 pages
  • Dimensions: 128mm x 194mm x 34mm | 499g
  • Publication date: 15 August 2004
  • Publication City/Country: Minneapolis
  • ISBN 10: 1592850995
  • ISBN 13: 9781592850990
  • Sales rank: 19,528

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With astonishing honesty, this memoir, "Get Me Out of Here, " reveals what mental illness looks and feels like from the inside, and how healing from borderline personality disorder is possible through intensive therapy and the support of loved ones. A mother, wife, and working professional, Reiland was diagnosed with borderline personality disorder at the age of 29--a diagnosis that finally explained her explosive anger, manipulative behaviors, and self-destructive episodes including bouts of anorexia, substance abuse, and promiscuity. A truly riveting read with a hopeful message. Excerpt: "My hidden secrets were not well-concealed. The psychological profile had been right as had the books on BPD. I was manipulative, desperately clinging and prone to tantrums, explosiveness, and frantic acts of desperation when I did not feel the intimacy connection was strong enough. The tough chick loner act of self-reliance was a complete facade."

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"Rachel Reiland's "Get Me Out of Here" is here to declare that raging mental illness can be cured."--Jerold J. Kreisman, MD, coauthor of "I Hate You, Don't Leave Me: Understanding the Borderline Personality"