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The DBT PLEASE Skill Helps With Self-Care

Our bodies are complex systems. Because of this, they require our constant care and attention so that we can function at our maximum potential. However,…

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How DBT Diary Cards Help My Mental Health

When I first started DBT-informed treatment nearly three years ago, the therapist I saw didn’t utilize diary cards. When I started seeing a new therapist, I was…

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My Therapist Helped Change Suicidal Thoughts

Most people with borderline personality disorder struggle with strong, frequent suicidal thoughts. In fact, BPD has one of the highest rated of suicide among all…

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The DBT Skill That Helped With Relationships

Relationships have never been my strong suit. In fact, I can’t think of a single friendship or romantic connection that came easily. I constantly fear…

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How An IOP Program Helped Me Find Myself

The first time I walked into the doors at my local psychiatric hospital to start their Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP), I was absolutely terrified… so terrified…

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The Mixed Feelings Of Giving Up Self-Harm

Each year, 1 in 5 women and 1 in 7 men engage in self-harm. For me, self-harm has been one of the main ways of…

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The Harsh Reality Of BPD And Professionals

I hate introductions almost as much as I hate goodbyes. For someone living with borderline personality disorder, though, both of these occur commonly with personal…

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Defining Dialectical Behavior Therapy

Nearly two years have passed since I first heard the words “wise mind” and “dialectics.” Since then, I’ve extensively researched Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT). I…

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