We spend a lot of time saying we need to talk about mental health. Let's go ahead and have that talk. My friend Zach has had a long road through mental illness and recovery, and he wants to be a therapist to try to prevent other trans folks from going through what he did. Content note for serious in depth discussions of mental health and recovery, including references to self harm and suicide. Above all, take care of yourselves, friends.
Here's a link to Zach's fundraiser if you're in a position to help: https://bit.ly/2woO5Ct
Here's some information about Emotional Dysregulation Disorder: https://www.nami.org/Learn-More/Mental-Health-Conditions/Borderline-Personality-Disorder
Note: A more common name for Emotional Dysregulation Disorder is Borderline Personality Disorder. That phrase comes with some pretty serious stigma, and Emotional Dysreglation Disorder is a proposed change to the name that has been suggested by some professionals, and is the term Zach prefers.
Here's the skills workbook Zach talked about: https://www.guilford.com/companion-site/DBT-Skills-Training-Handouts-and-Worksheets-Second-Edition/9781572307810
Here's another skills workbook: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1B7weav7I59bKbbrcTLs7Repb5gN04BGu/view?fbclid=IwAR3-sEITI1eYvHn7std-FjF3TTG2e_M-KMYGiZvlF-KAdsxE4nY2IcY57IU
Here's some info on Dialectical Behavioral Therapy: https://psychcentral.com/lib/an-overview-of-dialectical-behavior-therapy/