Many of our clients have current or previous suicide ideation, suicide attempts, and/or intentional self-injury that is not suicidal. DBT was designed to treat suicide and intentional self-injury, among other problems. It has a great deal of research supporting its usefulness for these problems. That being said, there is no proven way to predict or prevent suicide. We are very skilled at helping clients build a life where they no longer want to die, but we cannot guarantee that we can predict or prevent suicide.
First and foremost in DBT, we work on life-threatening behaviors and any situations or habits that lead to these behaviors. This will remain the primary focus until the risk of self harm or suicide is significantly reduced.
If you or a loved one suffer from suicidal or self harm tendencies, there is hope. Please get in touch with us today to learn more about how we can help you.