Thursday, 7 June 2018

CBT and DBT Therapies for Suicide Prevention

Suicide Prevention: Therapies That Works

Dial 1-800-273-8255  National Suicide Prevention Lifeline or visit your local emergency room promptly, if you or someone you know feeling suicidal.

People who are suicidal and suffers from self-harming experience lots of negative thoughts about themselves, about others and about the world. Thoughts like  I'm not good enough, everybody hates me, I can't handle this situation and so on.

The most important thing that you have to figure out is something that will really work for you and I guess one of the best treatment is talking and sharing that what is actually going on. Secondly, the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline because it gives an opportunity to people to talk and share their feelings and emotions that are holding them back.

Some of the most common therapies for suicide prevention are CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy) and DBT (Dialectical Behavior Therapy) which basically help an individual to identify their mind patterns and try to change them in a positive way from negativity.

CBT and DBT for suicide prevention
Suicide Prevention 

DBT and CBT for Suicide Prevention

Dialectical Behavior Therapy(DBT)

DTB can work for most mental disorders. It's a base to work from which makes you recognize your patterns of behaviors and gives you tools to prevent you getting very unwell. Saying that you must already be in a prepared mental state of readiness to help yourself. 

Without being disrespectful, some people with mental health problems expect quick fixes and don't realize the only person who can make them better is themselves. If you have not come to this realization yet it won't help you, nothing will happen, until you do by yourself. 

Well, it's not easy as it seems to be because you have to work hard to feel ‘normal’ and there are relapses.

 Mine have been bearable (no suicidal behavior) since completing the course but you have to keep working on your skills and your lifestyle. 

Your whole life which can be overwhelming at times but takes each day at a time and some days you won't even need to consider your skills.

So stay strong and believe in yourself that you can also overcome this mental sickness.

CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy)

CBT is a type of talking therapy that focuses on your belief, attitude, and thoughts and how they affect your feelings and behavior and teaches you coping skills that how you can face your problems.

So, cognitive therapy is all related to our thought process so cognitive examines what you think and behavioral therapy examining the things you do.

The theory behind CBT is based on the idea what we think and the way of thinking about a particular situation and it can affect the way we feel and behave.

For an example let's suppose you are in a situation and you interrupt as a negative then you might experience your feelings and emotions negative to that situation. And consequently, these negative thoughts and feelings will lead you to unhealthy behavior.

How does CBT Work

 In CBT your therapist will help you to identify and challenge any negative and thinking patterns and your behavior as well which may be the reason for causing new difficulties and helps you to change your behavior towards the situation.

For example, you have had bullying in school then you may have challenges with your relationships and all of the time and you have collected all of these negative thoughts and feelings.

So your therapist may ask you to focus on what's going on right now in your life (while doing your CBT) or maybe they gonna ask about your past that you are still carrying with you and that's making you mentally sick.

How to Find A Better Therapist?

If you still feel like your therapist is not doing anything for you or might be you are not experiencing that connection with your therapist that is required to have then don't feel afraid to change your therapist you can try and get another therapist and keep on doing over and over again until you find a better one because that's only what really matters.

So, better find a person whom you can actually make a connection with.

One of the best way to get in touch with if you or someone you know having a suicidal behavior just dial 2-1-1 (Big Bend) to speak with an online counselor.

 The people out there are helpful and awesome always ready to talk with you and providing you all the resources that would really help you out with this suicidal behavior and thoughts.

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