Whatever your attention is on right now, is what life is. If you attention is on pain or fear or loss, then that is your reality. Mindfulness is a practice of using skills like Emotional Regulation and Distress Tolerance to slowly move your attention and experience from the painful to the peaceful. Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy has been shown to significantly help individuals with chronic depression. Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) has been shown to be effective treating chronic self-harm, suicidality, substance abuse, obsessive-compulsive behaviors, and difficulty regulating self in relation to others. DBT has shown to be extremely helpful intervention with adolescents across a whole range of problems with living.