Securing the Environment for Suicidal Teens

Securing the Environment for Suicidal Teens

Tragically, the prevalence of suicidal teens has increased dramatically over the last decade. According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), approximately 20 percent of high school-age kids report “serious thoughts about suicide,” while 9 percent report...
DBT Skills: PLEASE Master and Self-Care

DBT Skills: PLEASE Master and Self-Care

For our final blog post in our mini Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) skills series, we’re going to consider the importance of self-care and focus on the PLEASE Master skill set. These skills are part of the Emotion Regulation module of DBT, which has three goals: to...
DBT Skills: ACCEPTS

DBT Skills: ACCEPTS

In this week’s blog post, we continue our spotlight on Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) skills. Today, we’re going to talk about the ACCEPTS skill, which is part of DBT’s Distress Tolerance module. Similar to TIPS (previously discussed here), ACCEPTS allows us to...
DBT Skills: Observe, Describe, and Participate

DBT Skills: Observe, Describe, and Participate

Welcome to Columbus Park’s Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) mini-series! Join us over the next three blogs/weeks, as we share a few central DBT skills that can enhance your life and help you cope when things get tough. To start, let’s consider how to observe,...