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How do I get help for self-mutilation?
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Dr. Pamela Pappas
Psychiatry
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In brief: Help for Self-injury
Please do consult a psychiatrist or psychotherapist -- it's essential to connect with someone you can work with over time.
Oftentimes people who self-mutilate have histories of traumatic experiences that need to be dealt with. Doing so requires ongoing trust, as does developing less harmful ways of handling painful emotions. I hope you have a helpful friend or family member in your life too.

In brief: Help for Self-injury
Please do consult a psychiatrist or psychotherapist -- it's essential to connect with someone you can work with over time.
Oftentimes people who self-mutilate have histories of traumatic experiences that need to be dealt with. Doing so requires ongoing trust, as does developing less harmful ways of handling painful emotions. I hope you have a helpful friend or family member in your life too.
Dr. Pamela Pappas
Dr. Pamela Pappas
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