COMING SOON! Marsha Linehan, PhD revealed in 2011 that she had been institutionalized as a teenager for self-harming and suicidal behaviors, likely as a result of BPD. In this riveting video presentation of her personal story she explains how her life experiences informed her development of Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT). DBT is now considered one of the most successful treatments in the world for suicidal behaviors and Borderline Personality Disorder.
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Mental Health Apps
DBT Diary Card and Skills Coach
DBT Diary Card is designed and created by a licensed psychologist Dr. Sammy Banawan. DBT Diary Card and Skills Coach is designed to help you to generalize these skills in a very specific way. The app provides easy access to the skills and what they mean using a built in coaching module.
A Simple and Free DBT Skills Diary CardA few of the app’s many features include: A Diary Log for each day with 28 skills; A Description and Example of Each Skill; and A Notification Reminder to complete your DBT Skills Diary Card. You can share this app through Facebook, Twitter, E-Mail, or Text Message.
Mindfulness meditation; Headspace is meditation made simple. Learn online, when you want, wherever you are, in just 10 minutes a day. Browse their collections and pick sessions to suit your mood and lifestyle. Choose your session length, replay your favorites and learn how to apply mindfulness to your everyday activities.
Mindfulness means paying attention, on purpose, to whatever is going on in the present moment without passing judgment on it. Mindfulness has been shown to be effective for reducing stress, improving emotional balance, increasing self-awareness, helping with anxiety and depression. This app was originally developed to help Veterans and Service members suffering from PTSD, but is a valuable tool for anyone.
STOP, BREATHE & THINK
A friendly, simple tool to guide people of all ages and backgrounds through meditations for mindfulness and compassion. Practice mindful breathing to create space between your thoughts, emotions and reactions.
Excel At Life Android Self-Help Apps
Excel at Life offers these Android Apps– Happy Habits: Choose Happiness!, Depression CBT Self-Help Guide, Stop Panic and Anxiety Self-Help, Cognitive Styles CBT Test, Cognitive Diary CBT Help, Self-Esteem Blackboard, Jealousy Test & CBT Self-Help, Qi Gong Meditation Relaxation, and Know Yourself Personality Test.
The Jason Foundation, “A Friend Asks”
“A Friend Asks” is a FREE smart-phone app that helps provide the information, tools and resources to help a friend (or yourself) who may be struggling with thoughts of suicide.
What’s my M3
M3 is a 27 question confidential screen that you can complete at WhatsMyM3.com, to help you take control of your mental health. After you finish the questions you to receive an overview of your potential risk of anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder or PTSD (not specifically used for borderline, but still may be useful). Then use the app to help track and monitor yourself.