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How To Tell My Close Friend I Have Self Harm And Cutting Problems
At a quiet time: I hope that in addition to wanting to tell a close friend, you're also talking regularly with a therapist about these things? Therapists are trained to understand and help you in ways that friends cannot. Before speaking with your friend, you might consider what you want from him or her. Then, you could wait for a quiet time to share -- including what you're doing to help yourself with this. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
In brief, it is the action or inaction (failure to take action) that intentionally seeks to cause damage to oneself. Can range from mild physical harm, i.e. Scratching, to the extreme of causing death. An example of inaction would be not taking one's Insulin resulting in ...Read more
Congratulations !!!: You should be proud of yourself. That is an excellent accomplishment. Have you considered spending time with close friends or how about treating yourself to a hike, a swim or anything in which you spend time with mother nature. This is an important milestone. God bless. ...Read more
My friend used to self harm. When she quit and let everything heal up.. Thin white lines appeared. There's no texture, nothing to it, just thin white ?
SOMEONE TO LISTEN: Put embarassment and shame aside and speak plainly. A real expert will ask all sorts of questions to find its origin, purpose and its place in your life. If it truly endangers you work this out immediately. Find a really experienced psychotherapist and find out what's happening. ...Read more
Naltrexone can help.: It is best to try to verbalize your emotions through therapy or keeping a journal. Other preverbal forms of expression like art and music can also help. If you can identify triggers, then try to use assertive communication, problem solve, and set limits w/ others whom u think may be offending you. Learn positive ways to cope w/ emotions. See a dr. for meds if needed. Naltrexone can help. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Self harm: Self harm is a coping method to feel physical pain instead of emotional pain. You can help to create an environment that supports the experience and expression of emotions. As well, you could find out about dialectic behavior therapy (dbt), which is a form of therapy that helps people who self harm. Look online or call insurance company for referrals to a local dby therapist and group. ...Read more
Yes , you can: Many community resources are available to help assist in getting to the root of why you are physically harming yourself, some psychotherapist and counselors, are skilled in this area. I would suggest meeting with a few to see whom you feel comfrotable with, this way you are assured of getting the best help / counsel you can. Some therapist can even make home visits for greater confidentiality. ...Read more
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