Anxious moments happen to everyone. Some of us experience a thought spiral, which is when one pesky thought leads to another one, and then another one, without an end in sight.
Every 11 seconds someone dies by suicide. For every completed suicide, there are approximately 25 attempts. Suicide is the 10th leading cause of death in America. Suicide is the 2nd leading cause of death amongst 15-24 year olds. 1 in every 60 Americans is a survivor of suicide loss.
Is comparison the thief of joy or a really great DBT Skill? The comparison skill suggests comparing yourself to others less fortunate than you, how you are feeling now to a time when you were feeling worse, or others who are coping the same or less well than you.