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Doctor insights on: What Are Some Healthy Coping Mechanisms To Replace Self Harming

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What are some healthy coping mechanisms to replace self harming?

What are some healthy coping mechanisms to replace self harming?

Self harming: First, give yourself credit in having the ability to change your life in positive ways. You really can. Stay away from alcohol & drugs -- these affect your ability to make healthy decisions. When tempted to self-injure, reach out to a friend, contact a support group, or use relaxation/calm breathing methods. Dbt therapy may help - work w/therapist & get dbt skills workbook by mckay (see photo). ...Read more

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What can be done to stop self harming?

What can be done to stop self harming?

Get professional : Help. Self inflicted mutilation is one way that some people cope. It is not a healthy coping mechanism. People may harm themselves because they feel emotionally numb & it allows them to feel something. Some harm to distract from anxiety, depression or stress. Some people self-harm as a form of self- punishment. Self harm may be done as a cry for help. Perfectionists may harm themselves because. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how i can stop self harming?

Can you tell me how i can stop self harming?

Take a serious look: At dialectical behavioral therapy. Take care.

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Is there a way to help my friend stop self harming?

Encourage your : Friend to get professional help. 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 therapy. ...Read more

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What can I do to not go back to my self harming ways?

What can I do to not go back to my self harming ways?

Professional help: Recommend that you connect with a good therapist. Be honest about your acts of self-harm. In therapy you can learn new coping skills, explore what pushes your buttons and find healthy ways to express yourself. Take care. ...Read more

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What can I do if my girlfriend is self harming, what do I do?

What can I do if my girlfriend is self harming, what do I do?

Your girlfriend : Needs professional help. You can encourage her to get 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 therapy is especially beneficial for people who engage. ...Read more

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What would be the best way to get out of a self harming habbit?

What would be the best way to get out of a self harming habbit?

Self harming habit: For some, self-harming is a way of releasing painful feelings. Some have told me it's the only way they know they're alive. It's more than a superficial "habit, " and needs to first be understood in your case. Many people with this behavior also have histories of childhood abuse and neglect. You could work with a psychologist or psychiatrist who understands trauma & dialectic behavioral therapy. ...Read more

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