As a psychologist and mental health advocate Perry Hoffman touched the lives of thousands of people around the world. She especially had an impact on people who have Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) or have a close relationship with someone with BPD,
Dialectical Behavior Therapy, also known as DBT, combines elements of individual and group therapy along with social skills training to help people with Borderline Personality Disorder better navigate the severe emotion turmoil they frequently experience.
September is #NationalSuicidePreventionMonth in the U.S. I think every month should be so designated.
Studies have shown that nearly half of people who die by suicide visited their primary health care provider in the month before their death. Routine screening for depression can uncover suicidal thoughts, but clearly that’s not effective enough…
In a sobering essay in a recent New York Times, staff writer David Brooks lays out a strategy for helping prevent the ever-increasing number of suicides in the United States.