“Building A Life Worth Living: A Memoir Marsha M. Linehan”; Trying to Control a Suicidal Person

“Later, working as a therapist, I fell into the same trap. When you become afraid that a client may commit suicide, you become anxious, and as your anxiety increases, your urge to control the client increases, too. So for awhile, my experience with clients was the same one the Institute had with me. I eventually learned that trying to control a suicidal person makes them worse, not better. Instead of reducing dysfunctional behaviour, trying to control it can reinforce-or promote-the behaviour. This insight became important in my work as a therapist.”

Published by Random House 2020

Published by Robert K Sephen (CSW)

Robert K Stephen writes about food and drink, travel, and lifestyle issues. He is one of the few non-national writers to be certified as a wine specialist by the Society of Wine Educators, in Washington, DC. Robert was the first associate member of the Wine Writers’ Circle of Canada. He also holds a Mindfulness Certification from the University of Leiden and the University of Toronto. Be it Spanish cured meat, dried fruit, BBQ, or recycled bamboo place mats, Robert endeavours to escape the mundane, which is why he has established this publication. His motto is, "Have Story, Will Write."

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