The Two Universal Reasons People Attempt Suicide

Around one million people around the world take their own lives each year. Hopelessness and emotional pain are the two main reasons why people attempt suicide, research finds. Common beliefs about suicide were not strongly supported by the study. People…

Smart Women Are Only More Sexy To Men Sometimes — Here’s When

This confirms what smart women always suspected about men. Men prefer smarter women, but only in theory, a new study finds. When a real living, breathing smarter women is close by, men shy away, preferring women of lower intelligence. Dr…

The Secret to Helping Children Thrive (And It’s Not a Theory or a Technique)

I recently visited a kindergarten classroom to observe a child with “behavior problems.” When I arrived, the little boy was busying himself with an art project. He and his classmates were building towers out of cardboard box pieces. Everything seemed…

This Is The Mental Hallmark Of Depression

Why negative thoughts make some people depressed, while others quickly dismiss them. “Sticky thoughts” are the hallmark of depression, research finds. Bad things happen to most of us at some point, but some people take it worse than others. This…

DBT – What Emotions Do for You

What Emotions Do for You Emotions Motivate (and Organize) Us for Action Emotions motivate our behavior. Emotions prepare us for action. The action urge of specific emotions is often “hard-wired” in biology. Emotions save time in getting us to act in important...

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DBT – How Skills

Taking Hold of Your Mind: “How” Skills Non-judgmentally See, but don’t evaluate as good or bad. Just the facts. Accept each moment like a blanket spread out on the lawn, accepting both the rain and the sun and each leaf that falls upon it. Acknowledge the difference...

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DBT – WHAT Skills

Taking Hold of Your Mind: “What” Skills Observe Notice your body sensations (coming through your eyes, ears, nose, skin, and tongue). Pay attention on purpose, to the present moment. Control your attention, but not what you see. Push away nothing. Cling to nothing....

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