A Snippet on Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)

This is a great article on one man's journey in finding a 'life worth living.' Although a fairly "new" treatment compared to others, DBT has been found to be extremely effective for many people in moving from a place of hopelessness to one of acceptance and change. Although DBT was first created for personality disordered individuals, the different modules in DBT have also been adapted as discrete skills that can be helpful for anyone struggling with interpersonal difficulties, emotion dysregulation, or difficulties in tolerating distress. Underlying all of these skills is the ability to be mindful. As with any other treatment, DBT skills that are learned need to be practiced consistently in order to see positive effects and change.