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Coping Strategies for Teen Social Anxiety in the Age of Social Media

In today’s digitally connected world, the landscape of social interaction has dramatically transformed, especially for teenagers. Social media platforms, while offering unparalleled opportunities for connection and self-expression, have also introduced new challenges and pressures. For many teens, the quest for likes, followers, and validation can exacerbate feelings of inadequacy, leading to heightened levels of social […]

Are You a Highly Sensitive Person? How DBT Can Help You Thrive

Are you a highly sensitive person who feels things profoundly and often gets overwhelmed by life? You’re not alone! Being a Highly Sensitive Person (HSP) can be challenging and at the same time, a truly unique gift. With the right tools and techniques, you can harness your sensitivity to thrive in a world that sometimes […]

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 […]

Subtle Signs Your Loved One May Have an Eating Disorder and How DBT Can Help

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We all know that eating disorders are a thing. But most of us act as if it is something that happens to other people and other families. You hear stories, whispers about terrible struggles. You know the numbers are growing. Close to 30 million Americans will have an eating disorder in their lifetime. Even with all this swirling around us, you may never take the time to learn more — until it is right in your face. Then again, eating disorders are not always obvious. The signs can be subtle.

How DBT skills can help manage eating disorder behaviors

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One advantage of dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT) is that it is based on skill acquisition and development. This encompasses four distinct types of skills: emotion regulation, distress tolerance, mindfulness, and interpersonal effectiveness. These are useful for treating many types of conditions and mental health problem.

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 […]

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 […]