About Building a Life Worth Living Marsha Linehan tells the story of her journey from suicidal teenager to world-renowned developer of the life-saving behavioral therapy DBT, using her own struggle to develop life skills for others. But DBT also serves as a lifeway for all those who wish to live a more meaningful, rich, and effective life. The result was the creation of Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), an evidence-based therapy for chronically suicidal and self-injurious people.

This phrase is used because some people come to DBT at the end of their rope, struggling with thoughts of ending it all. This is the ultimate goal of all skill development. “This book is a victory on both sides of the page.”—Gloria Steinem Dialectical Behavior Therapy —DBT—is a solution-focused, active treatment with the overarching goal to build a life worth living. Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) has a catchphrase: “Building Lives Worth Living.

DBT teaches that effective action and a life worth living are attained by developing, through skill mastery, the ability to do the next right thing as determined by one’s wise and flexible mind. Join the Life Worth Living blog today! Therapeutic Oasis will deliver 52 weeks of inspiration - straight to your inbox - using DBT Therapy, Mindfulness and so many more tools to help guide you on this journey called life.