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Self Harm (Overview)

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 serious life threatening consequences.


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How can I get rid of cuts on my wrist caused by self-harm?

How can I get rid of cuts on my wrist caused by self-harm?

Consider evaluation: by a plastic dermatologist or a surgeon. Take care. Consider Dialectical Behavioral Therapy to help with cutting and emotions. ...Read more

Self Harm (Overview)

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 serious life threatening consequences.


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What does it mean when a self harm cut turns black?

What does it mean when a self harm cut turns black?

Tissue may be dead: I would encourage you to get medical help. Dialectical Behavioral Therapy can be very beneficial for people who self - mutilate. Having your cuts checked would also be prudent. ...Read more

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Improving Self Esteem (Checklist)

Read self-help articles on self esteem
no duration, once for 12 Months
Make a gratefulness journal. Add to it.
1 Min, Weekly, forever
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What can I do to treat my self harm scars?

What can I do to treat my self harm scars?

Improve NOT remove: It is possible to improve scars but nearly impossible to remove scars. This requires an assessment of thickness, width, depth, color, texture, location, direction, behavior, adjacent/adherent tissues etc. Depending on the evaluation, an apporopriate intervention(s) is prescribed or recommended. Techniques used may inlcude excision, incision, flap/graft, rearrangement, resurfacing, laser, etc. ...Read more

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What do you do when you've tried to get anorexia/self harm treatment but nobody will help you?

What do you do when you've tried to get anorexia/self harm treatment but nobody will help you?

Start Fresh w NEDA: See the get help pg of website of the natl assn of anorexia nervosa & related disorders (neda) http://bit.Ly/16crmyh. Call their helpline: (630) 577-1330. Email them: anadhelp@anad.Org. Neda can help u connect w/eating disorder experts...People who'll understand ur fears while helping u focus on the future...On the life & relationships u want 2build. People who'll help u discover new ways of being. ...Read more

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What are effective treatments for self harm scars in public?

What are effective treatments for self harm scars in public?

Camoflaging scars: Scars may be difficult to explain, but there are methods to camouflage them so you can focus on more positive topics of conversation. Carboxytherapy, microneedling, tissue expansion, surgical tissue rearrangement, etc. Are the medical methods that involve some recovery. Body makeup, strategic jewelry, and clothing are simpler, but sometimes inconvenient methods. ...Read more

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How to get rid of self harm scars?

How to get rid of self harm scars?

Consult: with a plastic surgeon or a dermatologist. If you aren't receiving mental health care - please make that a priority. Dialectical behavioral therapy can be particularly helpful. ...Read more

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How can I prevent myself from causing serious life threatening self harm if I have adhd?

How can I prevent myself from causing serious life threatening self harm if I have adhd?

Hmm: Hmm! if you are experiencing the desire to harm yourself please obtain prompt medical care. If you are having thoughts/ urge to kill yourself - you should be evaluated at the nearest emergency room. If you are a minor - tell your parents. Call 911 if you need help with tranport. Adhd by itself - usually does not cause one to self mutilate or cause self- harm. ...Read more

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Is it strange that I get a high from self-harm?

High: Euphoria from self harm can be feature of borderline personality disorder where person elicits harm to relieve inner feelings of emptiness and tension brought on by negative emotions. Theoretically results from release of endorphins in brain. ...Read more

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