A piquant thought on Therapy and Suicide

Not mine but it’s worth sharing for the laugh. And for the truth.

“If the patient says, ‘I am going to kill myself,’ the therapist might reply, ‘I thought you agreed not to drop out of therapy.’ ” – Marsha M. Linehan

The above was an excerpt from her book, Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy for Borderline Personality Disorder, which I learned of from an article in Time Magazine. The following paragraph is from that article, as well:

“Linehan, who grew up in Tulsa, Okla., and spent several years as a nun before becoming a psychologist, embodies several dialectical contradictions: a nun who has never lived in a convent; a careful scientist whose most engaging feature is her wry irreverence; a 65-year-old who has a maternal steeliness but was never a mother. It doesn’t pay to underestimate Marsha Linehan.”



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