Marsha Linehan is featured in Time Magazine Special Edition of Great Scientists

Just received our Time special edition of great scientists: The Geniuses and Visionaries who transformed our world. Marsha Linehan, the founder and creator of Dialectical Behavior Therapy is in there with Jonas Salk , Marie Curie, Louis Pasteur, Charles Darwin, Albert Ellis, Margaret Mead, Sigmund Freud, Jacques Cousteau, Edwin Hubble, Galileo Galilei, Rene Descartes, Albert Einstein, Isaac Newton, and of course Stephen Hawking and many others. What an honor! We are proud to support her work and vision.  Out of stock at Amzaon, but Ebay still has...

Testimony from Someone with BPD about Recovery

Read beyond the next paragraph. This story is a positive one, especially if you or a loved one is in deep mental or emotional pain. Two years ago, today, I tried to kill myself. I’d tried before — for 36 years the thought had been almost constantly in my mind — but this time was different. I won’t go into details, because I don’t want to give anyone, who is in as awful a space I was, ideas. Suffice it to say that this attempt wasn’t a cry for help; it wasn’t a way for me to express my (considerable) pain, or to avoid it. I simply couldn’t stand to live any longer. My method was innovative. It was foolproof. It was final. I was alone, with no one to save me, and I absolutely knew that I wouldn’t live longer than five minutes after I took the action. And I did take the action. By absolute, freakish, dumb luck, or perhaps providence, it didn’t work. And I am grateful. It was the moment I hit the proverbial bottom with a thud. It was the moment the arc of my life changed. Don’t kid yourself; my pain didn’t magically go away. It took desire, commitment, and work, by me and others, for me to heal. But then, I had always been willing to do the work. What was different this time was that, after 44 years of seeing professionals for this apparently extraordinary, seemingly ever-growing pain, I was finally, stunningly, properly and thoroughly diagnosed. And with the right diagnoses, I was finally given the right treatment. Only nine months...

Marsha Linehan, creator and founder of DBT featured in special edition of Time Magazine on great scientists of our time

Marsha Linehan, the creator of DBT is one of the scientists profiled in the 2018 special edition of Time Magazine’s feature on the great scientists of our time – people of vision who have changed the course of their fields. This is a well-deserved honor for her.  She has shaped countless lives, careers and people who were not being helped by standard mental health treatments....

BPD Awareness Month: A Practice Exercise

As discussed in previous posts, practicing mindfulness is one way to strengthem DBT skills and is helpful for people experiencing BPD (and all people) to learn to manage emotions, stay in the present moment, and create a meaningful life. There are lots of ways to practice mindfulness. One of those ways is through guided meditations. Check out this body scan guided...

BPD Awareness Month: Managing Emotions

This video was created by someone who overcame BPD. It talks about how people can manage intense emotions that people with (and without!) Borderline Personality Disorder experience. To learn more about her check out her blog Healing from BPD.  ...