Tag Archives: self-harm

Misconception about self-harm: #1

#1: Everyone who self-harms is suicidal. People often associate self harm with attempted suicide, or a suicidal state-of-mind, however this is rarely the case. People suffering emotional distress may feel suicidal, but turning to self- harm is a coping mechanism … Continue reading

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Living For Yourself: Why It’s OK to be Selfish

As I’ve struggled with self-harm for many years,  I’ve realized that when I have relapsed, it was because I had no one to go to (for the most part).  I didn’t have anyone to talk me out of it, distract … Continue reading

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Misconceptions about self-harm: #4

#4: Self-injury is untreatable. From the Cornell Research Program on Self-Harm: “Although self-injury can be difficult to control or stop, most people who practice it  are able to stop at some point. There is, however, no “magic bullet”in the treatment … Continue reading

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Top Five Misconceptions About Self-Harm: #5

Hi everyone! I asked a few friends, family and classmates some questions about what they thought about self-harm, and what some misconceptions about it were. I will be posting a countdown every day, so stay tuned for that! When I … Continue reading

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When A Loved One Self-Harms

Em shares her story and gives an outside perspective on what it’s like to watch a loved one struggle with self-harm. *** How did you learn about your friend’s self-harming habits? Em: “He told me. I was 14 at the … Continue reading

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How To Hide Your Cuts

For those who are put in a situation where they are not ready for anyone to see/know about their self-harming habits, here are a few ways to hide the cuts/burns.  As a companion to this post, please check out my … Continue reading

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Discover A Recovery: My Story

March 1st is self-injury awareness day. Hopefully more and more people will start caring about this issue, and realizing that it is a form of a mental illness and addiction. Judge less. Understand more. I think the best thing to … Continue reading

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Dealing With Relapse: Advice From My Experiences

I made a previous post where I asked my friend Spencer to give her advice on how she deals with relapse. She gave really great advice, and hopefully it helped someone. Here’s my take on my own experiences with relapse, … Continue reading

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