Raising funds for the Linehan Institute is important. The funds raised will help to offer scholarships to mental health professionals in order to obtain DBT training. Our hope is that if there are therapists in our community with this training, access and hope can follow.
Suffering with BPD is devastating. It impacts every corner of your life. It's living in a fight with emotions and logic. It's crying, contemplating or attempting suicide, self harm, and living in fear. It's dealing with anxiety and depression. It's suffering with anger and putting on a tough and private face. BPD is scary. It's big and scary. Being diagnosed can be a relief but with it comes with a new and difficult path to self healing.
With the right support, DBT is helping people find a path out of the darkness. A therapist trained in DBT can provide the tools that may be needed to save ones own life. Tools that can teach patients how to find joy, happiness and lead a fulfilling life.
In addition to helping people living with Borderline Personality Disorder, the DBT therapy helps many different types of mental illnesses.
Our mission is to advance leading edge behavioral technologies making compassionate and effective treatments available to all persons with complex and severe mental disorders by:
Transferring scientifically-validated behavioral treatments for mental disorders to the community by training mental health professionals to competence in effective treatments for complex and severe disorders;
Developing reliable methods to evaluate and monitor mental health provider competence;
Evaluating the cost-effectiveness of scientifically-validated mental health treatments when applied in community settings;
Reducing burnout of persons working with the difficult-to-treat disordered individual;
Enhancing collaborative interaction among treatment researchers to enhance the development of more effective treatments for neglected severe problems and complex disorders;
Promoting supportive services to community advocates, family members, and employers concerned for those with complex and serious mental disorders;
Educating the public in the value of scientifically valid treatments.