; Aiming For Zero Suicides - CBT California

” Cortez started a year-long treatment program in dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT), a type of psychotherapy that has been shown to reduce suicide, and doctors followed her progress closely. Now 54, Cortez is rarely disturbed by thoughts of suicide, but she has a safety plan in place if they crop up. ‘I told my sister that I’d text her the word ‘help’ if I was in trouble,’ she says. ‘That alone, the fact that I told her about it, and that we made a plan, helps. Because as soon as somebody else is involved, that snaps me right out of it.’ ” If you want to read more about how some professionals are aiming for zero suicides, click here.


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