7 DBT blogs to help you cope at home

Dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) is made up of three parts. One-to-one sessions with your therapists, group workshops where you can practice your skills, and as-needed help over the phone when you need emergency assistance. But what are you meant to do in between sessions? How can you help develop and practice the skills you need to improve your life when you’re not in front of a therapist or peers? 

DBT blogs can help you develop your skills and gain a better understanding of your condition while you’re waiting for your next session. Whether you’ve just been diagnosed or you’ve been seeing a therapist for years, these DBT blogs can help you wherever you are in your life.

Cyti Psychological

The Cyti Psychological Knowledgebase is one of the best sources for DBT advice. We touch on all different forms of therapy, but if you search through the articles, you’ll find a number of useful and actionable posts on DBT that can really help you. From the five most effective DBT skills to what ten therapists think about DBT, the Cyti Psychological Knowledgebase is home to a wealth of information on DBT.

DBT Community Blog

The DBT Community Blog is designed to help you successfully manage your DBT symptoms at home. Here you can read inspiring stories about others who have used DBT to overcome their symptoms, as well as what to do if you think your child has mental health issues. The idea behind the blog is to make DBT accessible to everyone who wants to change their lives and the writers do a great job of achieving that.

Borderline in the Act

DBT was first created to help people with BPD (Borderline Personality Disorder) manage their symptoms. Borderline in the Act provides people with BPD and everyone else who can benefit from DBT with quality, reliable information. The content covers a wide range of topics, including what to do after you’ve been diagnosed, personal stories of people receiving treatment, and myths about DBT that could put you off seeking therapy.

DBT Exchange

DBT Exchange is a fantastic blog written by Alyssa who was diagnosed with BPD. She dedicates her life to educating people about BPD and DBT and removing the taboo which surrounds the topics. She writes with raw honesty and provides first-person experiences so you can learn from her mistakes. Her experiences are hugely valuable and will let you know you’re not alone.

The Child DBT Blog

If your child is having DBT and you want to help them but don’t know where to begin, the Child DBT Blog will be an amazing resource for you. This blog helps you learn how to be a better parent to your child, understand what they’re going through, and how DBT will help set them up for a happy, healthy adulthood. The writers understand how difficult it can be for parents and also provides you with guidance on how to cope when it all seems too much.

My Life with a Diagnosis of BPD

Written by Rosie who has authored a number of books on BPD after being diagnosed with the condition, My Life with a Diagnosis of BPD is filled with information about BPD and DBT from someone who’s experienced it first hand. Whether you’re trying to comfort and understand someone close to you or you want to know what to expect from therapy, this blog is incredibly helpful.

Mental Agility

The Mental Agility Blog can help you take back control and successfully manage your symptoms so you can live the life you’ve always dreamed of. It’s written by Gordon, who doesn’t let his generalized anxiety disorder or clinical depression ruin his life. He suffered for years before he learned how to take charge and his blog is full of advice and guidance you can follow to do the same.

Here for you

While these DBT blogs can help you improve your symptoms, you’ll have much more success when you combine them with regular DBT sessions with a therapist. When you read blogs and follow their instructions, it’s a one-way street. There’s no feedback or additional guidance if you need extra help.

When you attend therapy sessions, you can talk about your symptoms and your therapist can give you advice that’s unique to your situation. A therapist takes the time to understand you and helps you improve your situation in a way that will work for you. 


The information on this page is not intended to be a substitution for diagnosis, treatment, or informed professional advice. You should not take any action or avoid taking any action without consulting with a qualified mental health professional. If you are in a crisis or any other person may be in danger,  these resources can provide you with immediate help:
Suicide and Crisis Lifeline 988
24 Hour Suicide Prevention Lifeline 1.800.273.8255
Crisis Text Line Text TALK to 741741