Eating Disorders, Suicidal Thoughts, and Self-Harm

Eating Disorders, Suicidal Thoughts, and Self-Harm

With International Survivors of Suicide Loss Day on the horizon, it’s important to recognize that suicide attempts, suicidal thoughts, and self-harm can be significant challenges for people dealing with eating disorders. For instance, people with an anorexia diagnosis...
For Providers: Suicide Risk Assessment

For Providers: Suicide Risk Assessment

For Providers: Suicide Risk Assessment As we wind down September’s suicide prevention month, it’s a good time for those of us who treat eating disorders and other mental health conditions to evaluate our own suicide assessment skills and remind ourselves to be on the...
DBT Skills 101: Observe & Describe

DBT Skills 101: Observe & Describe

While at times we may wish we did not experience strong emotion, emotions serve an important purpose. Emotions are the bodies way of signaling to us what is happening around us and within us. From an evolutionary perspective, the development of an emotional response...
DBT 101: ABC Please

DBT 101: ABC Please

Our journey through the Emotion Regulation Module of DBT continues as we travel on to “ABC PLEASE.” This skill gives us tangible tools and skills that can be used to increase our own personal and emotional resilience. If this sounds similar to the principles behind...
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