For Endings to End Beginnings Have to Begin


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By Teresa Moore

ISBN: 978-1-84747-109-3
Published: 2007
Pages: 88
Key Themes: autobiography, medical poisoning, borderline personality disorder, psychosis, depression, empowerment, volunteering, recovery


For Endings to End Beginnings Have to Begin was written to show how a person diagnosed with the dehabilitating mental illness Borderline Personality Disorder thinks. It describes what it is like to be given a label that is classed as untreatable and how sufferers are often failed by the mental health system. It is an amazingly honest and at times emotional autobiography, portraying how a young woman can overcome her untreatable illness, allowing her to live a life that she had never dreamed possible. Teresa wants to prove that just because she has a mental illness she is still a person with all the thoughts, feelings and needs that everyone as a human is entitled to.

About the Author

Teresa became entangled in the mental health services shortly after she left secondary school when she was diagnosed with borderline personality disorder. To come to terms with her illness Teresa became involved in volunteering and in 2000 won the volunteer of the year award. She is part of The Princes Trust volunteer programme has gone onto study a City and Guilds teaching certificate which allows her to run mental health awareness workshops. Teresa suffers from acute asthma, it is thought that the steroids she has taken to combat her asthma lead to a toxic reaction which in turn led to Teresa becoming psychotic and depressed. With the support of health services she was able to get a job in a nursing home. Teresa hopes that by writing this book she will become an ambassador for people with mental health issues and hopes to dispel some of the myths and stigma surrounding this.

4 reviews for For Endings to End Beginnings Have to Begin

  1. William Harrison (verified owner)

    It’s a very honest and moving biography based on the authors experiences with mental illness, how she has combated stigma and discrimination!!! very interesting, i advise you to read it as soon as possible!!!!

    I love this book, it can give hope to the ones who suffer, or show others how it feels to live with, and overcome, a mental illness like borderline personality disorder!!!

    An example of bravery and honesty!!! AMAZING!!! Read it!!!

  2. Charles Makendricks (verified owner)

    A completely honest account of Teresa Moore’s experiences in her struggle with Borderline Personality Disorder. Hopeful in her praising of the mental health service, showing that it can change (however, she also speaks of its failings.). An insightful read

  3. Dean Simon (verified owner)

    This is an impressive autobiography by Teresa Moore. You just see how it feels to live on the edge. We witness ups and downs in the author’s life: how her mental health system fails her, and how it then helped her to change her life.

  4. Harry Staunton (verified owner)

    This is an amaizing, honest autobiography. Really well written. Read it now!

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