Debbie Corso is a mental health blogging pioneer, courageously chronicling her journey while lighting a torch to provide hope to a severely emotionally wounded community. She has a BS from New York Institute of Technology in Interdisciplinary Studies in Behavioral Science, English, and Communications, as well as a certificate in Early Childhood Development.
She is in recovery from Borderline Personality Disorder. Through hard, consistent work with Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), she no longer meets the criteria to be considered "Borderline."
Her work as an Intake Coordinator and Case Manager at a non-profit organization, working closely with children at risk for abuse and neglect, was the catalyst that propelled her to document and share her powerful journey through her blog and hopeful, encouraging books on overcoming the oppressive symptoms of BPD.
She currently co-facilitates online, worldwide psychoeducational DBT skills groups at www.emotionallysensitive.com
She lives in sunny Northern California in the San Francisco Bay Area.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
The greatest joy of writing for me is the connection it creates, given my main topic of mental health. When I first started writing about Borderline Personality Disorder, I had a simple blog that I updated with diary-like posts. I hoped that occasionally someone would randomly stumble across one of my posts and discover that they were not alone -- that someone else had experiences just like them and was determined to get well.
What has actually happened has surpassed my wildest dreams. My blog, healingfrombpd.org now receives in upwards of 40k+ page views per month from all around the globe, and I interact with my readers frequently through Facebook and Twitter. I have also gone on to write two successful ebooks that are also selling globally, and Smashwords has been hugely instrumental in my success. To think that my decision to be willing to share my personal story could help so many people brings me immense joy.
What do your fans mean to you?
My readers mean the world to me. I interact with them almost daily through many social media channels. I love hearing how they are applying things they've learned through my books and blog to help build the life that they want. I "meet" some of the most amazing people as a result of my writing, and I am very grateful for these connections all over the globe.
Stop Sabotaging covers:
- What sabotaging is
- Why, as emotionally dysregulated individuals, we tend to do it
- Strategies for shifting out of this destructive pattern and radically changing your life
- A 31-day practice of DBT (Dialectical Behavior Therapy) skills
Compilation of a selection of the author’s first 100 posts from her popular personal mental health blog along with never before published retrospective commentaries, autobiographical sketch, a DBT resource section, and more. Corso lights the way of hope and recovery for a severely emotionally wounded community. Introduction by Kiera Van Gelder, MFA and author of The Buddha & The Borderline.