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Strategies for Anger Management in Families: Create Peace in Your Home with DBT

You know those moments when anger takes over your home? When your partner snaps or your kids throw fits over minor disagreements, and family dinners turn into shouting matches? Sound familiar? If your family could use some anger management skills, don’t worry, it’s not just you and there are proven strategies that can help. Dialectical […]

DBT Skills to Support Healthy Parenting

5 Ways to Improve Relationships with Your Child or Teen Parenting can be challenging, but with the right skills and tools, you can overcome any obstacle and become the parent you want to be. One such tool that can help you stay calm and connected with your children, even in stressful situations, is Dialectical Behavior Therapy […]

Understanding & Preventing Suicide Contagion

  The contagion effect, also known as “suicide contagion” or “copycat suicide,” is a phenomenon where exposure to suicide or suicidal behavior can lead to an increase in suicidal behavior among others, especially among those who are already vulnerable. This effect can occur through media coverage, social media, or exposure to the suicide of someone […]

How To Listen So Teens Will Talk: 6 Levels of Validation

Parenting a teenager can be challenging, especially when it comes to knowing what to say to keep them talking. One powerful tool parents can use to connect with their teenagers is validation. Validation involves acknowledging and accepting the teenager’s feelings and experiences as valid and understandable. In this guide, we’ll explore the six levels of […]

Reducing Suicide Risk Through DBT

  Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) is a type of cognitive-behavioral therapy initially designed for individuals with borderline personality disorder (BPD). Due to the nature of the diagnosis, any effective treatment for BPD needs to address and work with suicidal thoughts and behaviors, and have a primary goal of reducing suicide risk. Over time, DBT has […]

How to Have Proactive Conversations with Your Teen About Suicide

Have you found yourself wondering what your teen is thinking when it comes to suicide? Suicide, and particularly teen suicide, has been a hot topic in the media lately, and many parents are concerned. If your teen isn’t yet showing strong signs of suicidal thoughts, or you have concerns even though your teen isn’t experiencing […]

How to Help My Suicidal Teen: A Guide for Concerned Parents

  Suicide can be a frightening word. When you’re concerned your teen may be having suicidal thoughts, it can become particularly frightening. You want to help your teen, but you may be unsure where to start, or how to help. You don’t want them to push you away, and you may be concerned that talking […]

New York Mental Health Resources for Suicide Help

The therapists and staff at Suffolk DBT are concerned for the mental health and safety of our clients on Long Island and in NYC. We’ve compiled a list of New York specific mental health resources as a reference for you or your loved one with suicidal thoughts.  Please know, help is available. If you are […]

How Can DBT Help You Prepare for a Fresh Start and Shape Your Future?

Are you ready for a change? Do you feel like you need a fresh start in life? You may have been through a tough time recently or are struggling with your mental health. Or you’re stuck in a rut and want to inject purpose and excitement into your days. Whatever your reason, the good news […]