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Stop Should-ing On Yourself: A Call To Eradicate The Word “Should”

Posted by Sophia Kercher in Awareness, DBT Skills, Wellness

01.30.19

“Should” is a shame-based statement, here’s how to move towards non-judgement and still knock out your to-do list in 2019. 

Before it Happens Again Part II: Could a Casserole Stop Suicides?

Posted by Cindy Finch, LCSW in Awareness, DBT Skills, Media

12.06.18

If I had a dime for every time I heard a newscaster talk about mass shootings and mental illness, especially in news-in-review roundups, I would be rich. Enough already. Only 4% of those with mental illness become violent, which is the same rate[namimc.org] as those who are mentally sound. The bigger problem with mental illness is that we treat those who are sick as if they are outcasts and potential mass killers, which only makes the problem worse.  

Before it Happens Again Part I: How To Address Mass Shootings In 2019 and Beyond Using Dialectical Behavioral Therapy – Radical Acceptance

Posted by Cindy Finch, LCSW in Awareness, DBT Skills, Media, News

11.28.18

During a check-in and de-briefing with my Pepperdine University students about the recent violent shooting in Thousand Oaks, CA one Master’s level student glibly remarked, “It’s just going to happen again. I’m not even surprised by it anymore, it’s sad to say but I think it’s just trending.” While I didn’t like his words, I knew he was right... in all the wrong, worst ways. 

Ten Signs Your Teen is Depressed

Posted by Nora Josephson LPC, RYT in Awareness, Benefits of DBT

09.20.18

With it being Suicide Prevention Month, I believe depression is an important topic to discuss. The CDC states suicide is a leading cause of death in the U.S. According to the American Foundation of Suicide Prevention (2016) 9th through 12th graders report that 17% seriously considered suicide, 13.6% made a plan for how to commit suicide, 8% attempted suicide and 2.7% made suicide attempts requiring medical attention. Sometimes an adolescent’s struggle with depression can be underestimated because of their age. Adolescence is a time when changing hormones can cause mood swings and it is often difficult to tell what is normal adolescent behavior and when a teen is clinically depressed.Your Teen May Be Depressed if They:  

September is Suicide Prevention Month

Posted by DBT Center of Orange County in Awareness

09.05.18

September is National Suicide Prevention Month. All month, mental health advocates, prevention organizations, survivors, allies, and community members unite to promote suicide prevention awareness. With World Suicide Prevention Day on September 10th. It’s a time to remember those affected by suicide, to raise awareness, and to focus efforts on directing treatment to those who need it most. So how can you get involved?

 

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