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Enhancing treatment for suicide by creating a life of meaning

AAS Conference, April 28th 2017, 2:45 PM

Author: Firestone

 Summary Authors (Twitter)
  • Help your client find a life worth living
  • People need meaning to thrive
  • Struggle that all people face in striving to develop a sense of self as an autonomous individual
  • destructive forces operate within the self, the family, and society that limit or seriously damage
  • The process of developing a strong sense of self:
    • break from the critical, hostile attitudes toward self
    • alter the negative personality traits in oneself that mirror bad parts of our parents
    • identify and let go of defense patterns that used to be adaptive to painful events
    • develop one’s own values, ideals, and beliefs
Lisa Firestone

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