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Learn more about Mental Health and the therapies used to help support and treat certain conditions. Each post is personally curated and created by members of our mental health team to provide the best information we can.

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Borderline Personality Disorder DSM-5 Criteria

By |August 5th, 2021|Categories: Mental Health|

Borderline personality disorder can make everything feel unstable-from your relationships, to your moods, and sometimes, even your identity. BPD often develops in adolescence or early adulthood and can cause significant distress if left untreated. To [...]

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The 6 Core DBT Mindfulness Skills

Mindfulness is a foundational aspect of dialectical behavioral therapy. And while the concept is simple to understand, it's also challenging to master.  Those who practice mindfulness train their minds and bodies to live in the moment, notice sensations occurring in each moment, and detach from stress-inducing thoughts. The benefits of [...]

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Borderline Personality Disorder DSM-5 Criteria

Borderline personality disorder can make everything feel unstable-from your relationships, to your moods, and sometimes, even your identity. BPD often develops in adolescence or early adulthood and can cause significant distress if left untreated. To better understand BPD, this article explores the symptoms, diagnostic criteria, potential causes of BPD, as [...]

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STOP Skill – How & When To Use It

Have you struggled with difficult urges or found yourself acting in ways that make a situation worse? You are not alone. The STOP Skill is a DBT skill found in the Distress tolerance module that can really help you slow things down in a difficult situation. As a result, you're [...]

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The 4 DBT Modules – Explained By A DBT Therapist

Dialectical behavioural therapy is a leading treatment that's helping individuals with a range of conditions. It may be that you’ve heard about it before. Or you're considering joining a DBT programme, or just want to find out more. Whichever the reason, you’re in the right place. In this post we [...]

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