DBT was developed by Marsha M. Linehan, who was institutionalised as a teenager in 1960s America. She made it her mission to help people who are 'chronically suicidal' - usually diagnosed with Borderline Personality Disorder and labelled 'treatment resistant'.

Te Whare Mahana (The Warm House) is New Zealand's only residential provider of DBT - for  more details visit: twm.org.nz