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10/7 Change Your Mind: Living With Mental Illness - skills you could use every day

Work by Allie Brosh is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 3.0 United States License.

DBT (or Dialectical Behavior Therapy) may sound intimidating, but it's really just teaching a set of skills to help people manage stress better.

DBT includes four sets of behavioral skills:

  • Mindfulness: the practice of being fully aware and present in this one moment
  • Distress Tolerance: how to tolerate pain in difficult situations, not change it
  • Interpersonal Effectiveness: how to ask for what you want and say no while maintaining self-respect and relationships with others
  • Emotion Regulation: how to change emotions that you want to change

Not only is DBT being used more and more often to help people with mental illnesses, it's something that everyone can use.
There are several options for DBT in our community.

The Human Development Center (HDC) offers DBT, and so does theAmberwing Center.

And this page offers a sampling of  DBT smart phone apps available so you have the information right where - and when - you need it.

Special mental health reporting this week on "Change Your Mind: Living With Mental Illness" is provided by KUMD, in partnership with the Human Development Center, Miller-Dwan Foundation and the St. Luke's Foundation.

A note about the artwork:

Allie Brosh's humorous, autobiographical blog, Hyperbole and a Half, has a huge following. She writes and illustrates stories about, among other things, her struggles with crippling depression.  Her book, Hyperbole and a Half, that collects her blog posts as well as new illustrated stories.
Work by Allie Brosh is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 3.0 United States License.
Based on a work at hyperboleandahalf.blogspot.com.

  The Mental Health Week on KUMD was made possible in part by the Human Development Center, Miller-Dwan Foundation and the St. Luke’s Foundation.

Lisa Johnson started her broadcast career anchoring the television news at her high school and spinning country music at KWWK/KOLM Radio in Rochester, Minnesota. She was a reporter and news anchor at KTHI in Fargo, ND (not to mention the host of a children's program called "Lisa's Lane") and a radio reporter and anchor in Moorhead, Bismarck, Wahpeton and Fergus Falls.Since 1991, she has hosted Northland Morning on KUMD. One of the best parts of her job includes "paying it forward" by mentoring upcoming journalists and broadcasters on the student news team that helps produce Northland Morning. She also loves introducing the different people she meets in her job to one another, helping to forge new "community connections" and partnerships.Lisa has amassed a book collection weighing over two tons, and she enjoys reading, photography, volunteering with Animal Allies Humane Society and fantasizing about farmland. She goes to bed at 8pm, long before her daughter, two cats, or three dogs.
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