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Doctor insights on: How To Tell My Close Friend I Have Self Harm And Cutting Problems

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How to tell my close friend I have self harm and cutting problems?

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 more

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Self Harm (Definition)

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


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Can you please tell me about some great ways i can celebrate one year without cutting/self-harm?

Can you please tell me about some great ways i can celebrate one year without cutting/self-harm?

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

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Please tell me, could i get hepatitis from self harm (cutting) and if so what kind?

Please tell me, could i get hepatitis from self harm (cutting) and if so what kind?

It depends: It depends on what type of implement you've used to cut yourself with, and whether it has been exposed to hepatitis viruses b or c. These might be conceivably possible. ...Read more

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How can you tell someone about self harm?

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

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Can you tell me how I could stop craving self-harm?

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 more

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Need help on self harm cutting. Need some advice to help me ?

Need help on self harm cutting. Need some advice to help me ?

Agree wi Dr. Berry: Psychiatric evaluation is needed. Dialectical Behavioral therapy is the gold standard for treatment of people who self- mutilate. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what's the big deal about people who self-harm?

Self Harm: Self harm is a habit or learned behavior which can include minor self cutting to more extreme self harm like suicide. Its a sign of emotional, psychiatric distress and needs to be helped by therapy, meds etc. ...Read more

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Is there a way to help to stop my girlfriend's self harm problem?

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

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Please tell me if there is anyway i can get confidential help about self harm?

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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I have this problem where everything annoys me, so i self harm. Where can I get help?

Self harm: Self harm is not a healthy way to deal w problems. If you engage in repeated self -harm you need mental health assistance. A comprehensive psychological evaluation is necessary. You may need medications to treat possible mental health conditions. If your self-harm is associated w substance abuse – detoxification, 12 step programs or rehabilitation may be indicated. Dialectic behavioral therapy is. ...Read more

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What is your opinion on self harm? Do you think it is bad? What can you tell people who do it?

What is your opinion on self harm? Do you think it is bad? What can you tell people who do it?

Compassion: People who do self-harm activities are usually struggling with painful feelings, and don't need further judgments from me or anyone else. However, they do generally need help with understanding and accepting themselves. Psychotherapy can help in these areas, along with mindfulness practices. Sometimes medications may be needed, if accompanying symptoms like depression/anxiety are overwhelming. ...Read more

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After a long time, can self-harm become just a bad habit that has no significant connection to underlying mental health problems?

Always Meaning: Even when our behavior becomes a habit, it has an underlying meaning. Self harm is a behavior that can become a habit, but I believed it's still linked to emotional distress and pain. Often the physical pain becomes a coping mechanism to deal (or rather not to deal) with overwhelming emotional difficulties. Hotline: http://ow.ly/x7AVK ...Read more

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Could you tell me what will happen if a teacher finds out you self harm?

Could you tell me what will happen if a teacher finds out you self harm?

It depends: It depends on the teacher -- but most would realize you're suffering, and would want to help you get the help you need. S/he would probably talk with you about your need to harm yourself, and make sure you have support from your parents. S/he may suggest speaking with your school counselor and/or your physician, as well as a psychologist or psychiatrist. ...Read more

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How can I tell my mom about my self harm?

Seek help first: I would say that you should seek professional help for self-injurious behaviors. It is your decision whether you want to inform your mom or any other family or friends, but you need to get treatment first. If you don't already see a therapist or psychiatrist, ask for a referral from your primary care provider. ...Read more

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How do I tell my mom that i self-harm sometimes?

See a therapist: See a therapist to discuss your interpersonal dynamics with your mother and formulate a decision as to whether it is advisable or not for the health of all involved. Best wishes. ...Read more

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How can you tell your parents about your self harm?

Be frank.: Be honest with your parents. I would show them where you have cut yourself. Explain to them what your symptoms are. What is your mood like? Any problems with sleep? With appetite? With energy level? With substance abuse? Any thoughts of suicide? If so, is there a plan? Do you feel an urge to carry out suicide plans? Be frank and ask for help. ...Read more

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Please help! i need help for self harm but can't tell parents?

Please help! i need help for self harm but can't tell parents?

See family doc: Please see your family doctor first. Have any physical cause for depression ruled out. Get a referral to a competent psychiatrist and a psychotherapist who specializes in people who self harm. They should also be able to refer you to a support group for people who self harm. I have had excellent success with hydroxyzine, which is a medication used to treat itching and an anti-histaminethat has a calming effect for anxiety. It also greatly decreases the urge to self harm so that the frequency and severity of the self harm events is far less. It does not knock out the thoughts but it does greatly diminish the urge. Best wishes for a happy and safe holiday season. ...Read more

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How to tell my teacher i self harm?

Carefully: I'm hopeful that the reason you want to is to find support and help. Whomever you choose, I'd try to include these ideas: I trust and value you. I have a problem that I want to deal with and I'd like help with. I hope this will not be too frightening or be a burden. I'd like YOU to know that I admire you for asking. I hope you do well and feel that you can. Best wishes as you do! ...Read more

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Wanted to know if i can tell a teacher i self harm?

If you feel it is: Necessary to and if you assess that she is a safe and empathic and understanding person to talk to then I do not see any problem in doing so. Most teachers by now I have had quite a bit of experience with students who self harm. Best wishes. ...Read more