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how to control the desire to self-harm?

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Psychiatry 32 years experience
Self-harm: Engage in alternative behaviors to keep u busy, such as journaling, taking a walk, sports, being around friends, remove any objects used to self-harm, keep a card with phone #s of counseling services handy, snap rubber band on wrist whenever u get the urge.

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