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A 36-year-old member asked:

Is there a way to help my friend stop self harming?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
Encourage your : Friend to get professional help. Any person who engages in repeated self- harm needs mental health assistance. A comprehensive psychological evaluation is needed. The person may need medications to help with possible mental health conditions. If the self- harm is associated with substance abuse – detoxification, 12 step programs or rehabilitation may be indicated. Dialectic behavioral therapy.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
Provided original answer
may be very helpful for your friend.
Jul 15, 2013

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