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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 ?
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
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
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
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
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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