DBT OC Blog
During the month of Mental Health Awareness in May 2019, BetterHelp will be donating $50 to one of 20 different mental health organizations on behalf of anyone with a website that is willing to publish original content on their website that discusses a mental health & wellness topic. We at DBTOC wanted to increase awareness of mental health and support one of these amazing organizations for all that they do! An important mental health concern today is the rise of suicide in the United States. Suicide is now a leading cause of death (CDC, 2018). Rates have increased significantly since 1999. Many problems can contribute to suicide including challenges with one’s mental health, relationships, or physical health, and job, money, legal, or housing stress.
The Holiday Season is upon us – this year it seems to have come far too soon. Several of my friends are putting up their holiday decorations BEFORE Thanksgiving and I heard Christmas music on my car radio today – with still 6 weeks to go until Christmas Day.
Posted by Nora Josephson LPC, RYT in Recent Work
We at the DBT Center of Orange County believe in contributing & giving back! Contributing is a Distress Tolerance skill that we teach. It is a Distract Skill in Wise Mind ACCEPTS. Distracting methods work by reducing contact with what is currently causing a person distress. ACCEPTS is an acronym to help remember possible ways to distract yourself including: Activities, Contributing, Comparisons, Emotions, Pushing Away, Thoughts and Sensations.
Newport Beach, CA – March 13, 2018 – DBT Center of Orange County today announced it has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for Behavioral Health Care Accreditation by demonstrating continuous compliance with its performance standards. The Gold Seal of Approval® is a symbol of quality that reflects an organization’s commitment to providing safe and effective care.
DBT Center of Orange County underwent a rigorous onsite survey in February 2018. During the review, compliance with behavioral health care standards related to several areas, including care, treatment, and services; environment of care; leadership; and screening procedures for the early detection of imminent harm was evaluated. Onsite observations and interviews also were conducted.