Surviving the Trauma of Suicide

The Trauma of Suicide You wake up in the hospital, restrained, with tubes sticking out of your body.  The staff is unfriendly and you are confused about how you ended up here.  You have attempted to end your life.  Once you realize where you are and why, then what...

DBT for Depression and Trauma

I am passionate about Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT). I use it in my own life and it has made all the difference.  I cope with stressful situations more effectively, my relationships are better, and I am calm in the face of crises (which happen all too frequently...

5 Ways to Manage Bipolar with Lifestyle Changes

Bipolar disorder is nothing to mess around with.  The highs can feel good but are dangerous.  The lows, well the lows aren’t anything you want to experience.  Feeling worthless, hopeless, like you can’t get out of bed no matter how hard you try…  I...

Why is it hard to set boundaries?

“Don’t talk to strangers.”  For most of us that’s the sum of our training in setting boundaries.  There are no grade school classes or college courses on human interaction and boundary setting.  So how do we learn?...