If you knew you could help prevent someone from committing suicide, would you? Well, you can.
Any donation to DBT-LBC works to provide people with a reliable source for identifying the therapist nearest them who can help. The DBT- Linehan Board of Certification (DBT-LBC) is a non-profit 501c6 organization dedicated to certifying mental health providers who treat suicidal behavior using the gold standard, evidence-based treatment: Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT). DBT was developed by Marsha M. Linehan, Ph.D. to treat suicide, self-harm, and significant difficulty regulating emotions. There are lots of people suffering now who need to find a treatment that works, and mental health professionals who are capable of delivering high-quality DBT. Certification matters! However, COVID has cost us, and we need your support. Donate today!
DBT-LBC has a scholarship program to support clinicians applying for certification. These funds have been donated by individuals in the community to support as many clinicians as possible seeking certification.
What do actual clients say?
DBT gives clients real tools. “I’m 16. After trying what I thought was DBT, I finally got into acomprehensive DBT program; it saved my life. I was not judged, blamed or put down for my past choices. I was actually understood and given real tools that worked to help me stop impulsive, life-threatening behaviors.”
DBT helps the difficult to treat. “I’m 42. I was a long-term psychiatric patient since I was ateenager. Prior to beginning DBT at age 32, I spent 75% of the preceding 12 months as an inpatient for suicide attempts and self-harm behaviors. I was about to be committed to a state hospital as I was labeled “untreatable”. I agreed to try DBT by a local expert as a last resort. During my participation in DBT, I had NO inpatient stays. It is now 10 years later, and I still have never made a suicide attempt or been hospitalized for psychiatric reasons. This is a life-changing treatment. It’s a lot of work, but well worth it.”
DBT helps the whole family. “I love my daughter, but it was often hard to understand her. With a 160 IQ in math, she would come home from the grocery store with incorrect change. Then Dr.Linehan’s first book came out. I’m not a psychologist, so it was dense. But when I finished the first chapter, I thought, ‘This doctor understands my daughter. I would do anything to learn more about this DBT, because I know it would help her.’ And, wonder of wonders, it did. Over time, she learned how to handle her emotions. She got a job and weaned herself off Social Security Disability. When that job ended, she got another one! She met a man, fell in love, got married, hosted us and a full panoply of relatives and friends at her home for holiday dinners. She created a life worth living, by using her DBT skills. And we became better parents, better spouses, better friends, and better at all of our relationships, using our DBT skills. We have lives worth living as well.”