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Otsego, MI
A 43-year-old female asked:

When is the right time to ask for help when you selfharm like cutting i am in thearpy had some life changing events went back to a coping skill i know?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
Now.: When particularly stressed or challenged it is common to default back to an old coping mechanism. In this case, cutting is being used to cope. It is time to get back on the horse and ride now. Get help now to get back onto the track of using healthier ways to cope. Recovery is 1 step forward & 2 steps back.
Last updated Oct 4, 2016


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