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Could ice help self harm scars?

Could ice help self harm scars?

Ice is not: likely to prevent or reducing scarring. Please consider dialectical behavioral therapy instead of cutting. Take care. ...Read more

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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How to build self confidence and self esteem?

How to build self confidence and self esteem?

Self Esteem: You probably need to uncover the roots of your loss of esteem and development of anxiety. Try using the free anti anxiety app featured on the soundmindz.Org web site for daily and ongoing support and eduction. Consult a clinical psychologist if your esteem does not rise as psychotherapy can be very effective in combating low self worth. Best. ...Read more

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I'm getting addicted to self harm. Please help?

I'm getting addicted to self harm. Please help?

This is not a : Healthy form of coping. Please look in to dialectical behavior therapy. It can be very beneficial and will provide you with better ways to handle things. Take care. ...Read more

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Should people who self harm get professional help?

Should people who self harm get professional help?

Yes: It is very important that a self-harmer be evaluated by a medical professional due to the complexity of the underlying cause. Psychiatric and personality disorders are common in individuals who self-harm, which in turn can be an indicator of depression and/or psychological problems. The most common form of self-harm involves cutting of the skin using a sharp instrument. Seek care asap. ...Read more

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How can I control self harm compulsions?

Dr. Alan Ali Dr. Ali
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Self-harm: Habitual self-harm can be one of features of borderline personality disorder where there is identity diffusion & the act is resorted to in attempt to enlist feeling of temporary relief of discomfort that results from painful traumatic memories. Consult a therapist who specializes with dialectical behavior therapy. Also, treating underlying mood disorder helps. ...Read more

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How to help raise awarness for self harm?

Speak to a doctor: Any awareness of feelings about hurting oneself should be followed up immediately by seeing a mental health professional. If it is easier to first talk to your family doctor that can be the first step. In an emergency you can go to the hospital or call 911 Remember treatment works and you shouldn't have to be alone with thoughts about self harm. Get help before you act on such thoughts. ...Read more

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How can I raise my self esteem and self confidence?

How can I raise my self esteem and self confidence?

Be good, and learn!: There are many ways to have healthy self-esteem. Most agree that there are two broad components to self-esteem: (1) the view that I am a worthwhile or good person; and (2) the view that I have some competence (i know things or know how to do things). If people continue to strive to be virtuous or good and to learn and develop skills they will tend to have a positive self-concept. Striving is key. ...Read more

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How do you treat depression, self harm and suicidal thoughts?

How do you treat depression, self harm and suicidal thoughts?

Options: There are both talk and medication therapies for the symptoms you describe. The first step to determining the correct treatment for you is a thorough evaluation. You can discuss your symptoms and the risks and benefits of all the different types of treatments. Then you'll be able to select a treatment regimen that is uniquely suited to your situaltion ...Read more

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Please help docs! is self harm always attention seeking behavior?

Please help docs! is self harm always attention seeking behavior?

No: "always" is never true in human behavior. Many people self-harm in private, and do not show their wounds to others. They may even hide them from their psychiatrists and therapists. ...Read more

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Self confidence improvement methods. Any good ideas?

Dr. Alan Ali Dr. Ali
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Self confidence improvement methods. Any good ideas?

Self confidence: Try tackling tasks you've been avoiding. As the old saying goes "if once you try & not succeed, try try again". ...Read more

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Can accupressure and hypnosis help to increase self confidence?

Can accupressure and hypnosis help to increase self confidence?

Hypnosis - yes: Hypnosis -yes. I have not heard of acupressure being used for this purpose. ...Read more

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Trying to heal my self harm scars. Any tips?

Trying to heal my self harm scars. Any tips?

What scars: You have to be mores specific what kind if scars you have physically psychological trauma self help groups or reading books. ...Read more

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How can I improve self confidence?

How can I improve self confidence?

Great question: That is a great question. One way to improve your self confidence is to live a healthy life: Exercise, eat a healthy diet, and avoid bad habits. A great free activity you can try that is very supportive is called Toastmasters. You can go as a guest and practice public speaking in front of a group. Good luck! http://www.toastmasters.org/Find-a-Club?q=virginia%20beach&radius=25 ...Read more

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I need advice with self harm and internet "bullying"?

If you are engaging: In self harm please look into getting help now. Self mutilation may distract you from your emotional pain but it will not solve problems and can lead to serious medical problems. Please consider looking into dialectical behavioral therapy (a form of cognitive behavioral therapy), . ...Read more

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Tips on how to stop self harming?

Tips on how to stop self harming?

Self harming: You cannot manage this alone. You should see a psychiatrist or psychologist for help. ...Read more

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How might one fade self harm scars?

How might one fade self harm scars?

Improve, not remove.: Scars cannot be removed but there is a large variety of techniques to improve their appearance, both surgical and non-surgical. They also improve with time. See a dermatologist or board-certified plastic surgeon to evaluate your options. Good luck! ...Read more

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How to stop friend from self harming?

How to stop friend from self harming?

Your friend needs : Help from a behavioral health provider. 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. ...Read more

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Help please! is depression/self harm "contagious"?

Help please! is depression/self harm "contagious"?

Not infectious: Depression and self-harm are not contagious like an infectious illness. But if surrounded by depressed people who use self-harm to deal with pain, younger people might learn that this is the way to deal with life -- or might not realize that there are other ways to cope with disappointments, etc. Get some other viewpoints. Also, please consider seeing a psychologist or other therapist about this. ...Read more

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How to handle self-harm/suicidal urges AT HOME, without psychiatric help, hospitals, psych units, therapists or professionals. Self-help only please.

Dr. Paul Dunn Dr. Dunn
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Suicidal/Self-harm: The basic thing to remember is that these urges always are time-limited- as bad as they feel, they always go away, so your strategy, planned in advance is best, is to get with someone who cares about you, don't stay alone. Occupy yourself with activity, with a person, if possible, do something to burn off the feelings- aerobic exercise is powerful in reducing depression, do daily!! ...Read more