The Linehan Institute and Behavioral Tech organizations are collecting DBT success stories in order to share hope and inspiration with clients, family, and DBT therapists as well as to inspire others to support the Linehan Institute in increasing access to care for those who need it. By submitting your story, you give permission to The Linehan Institute and Behavioral Tech to share your story publically.

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* 1. Please indicate which statement applies to you.

* 2. What was the diagnosis in this situation?

* 3. What was your experience of life (or providing therapy) before DBT?

* 4. How did you learn about DBT?

* 5. What difference has DBT made in your life or practice?

* 6. What was the most difficult part of learning/implementing DBT?

* 7. What advice or information would you like to share with others who are struggling with mental disorders and have not yet found the treatment they need?

* 8. Listing your first name and general location (state and country) may help readers identify more personally with what you share, but it is absolutely not required for you to disclose this information. What information are you comfortable with us sharing along with your story? Please check all that apply.

* 9. If The Linehan Institute is searching for a person to tell their story in an audio interview, a video interview, or at a Linehan Institute fundraising event, would you be interested in us contacting you? Please check all that apply.

Thank you so much for sharing your story. This is one way for us to meet our goal of reducing stigma around seeking and receiving mental health treatment. Additionally, we hope your story will be an inspiration for those who currently need help.