Unhelpful behaviors and thought patterns can sometimes derail self-confidence, personal progress and even our own identity. Through dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), veterans of all ages can come to terms with the thoughts and actions that stand between them and progress toward a healthier life.
Originally, DBT was developed to treat borderline personality disorder, but can be utilized in the treatment of many other behavioral health conditions as well. If you are a veteran who faces challenges like suicidal thoughts, PTSD, bipolar disorder or substance use, DBT can help.
DBT helps veterans learn to confront the conflicting notions of acceptance and change. The goal of this treatment modality is to adapt your outlook to accommodate the change you want to experience. Four core principles can help you feel more in control of your own outcomes.