These days, it seems as if most people from their preteens on up have heard of self-harm or may even know someone who purposely hurts their self. Self-injury can now be found on TV, in movies, books, and all over the web. There is much more information about this aspect of mental health than there was 20 years ago; when I first started using self-injury as a coping mechanism. That’s right, I am one of the 1 in 5 females who self-harm. For males, 1 out of every 7 has turned to this as well. In the US, there is an estimate of two million people who reportedly self-harm every year. (Continue Reading)
Today is going to be a big day for me because I am meeting my cousin, Ashley, for the first time since she was a baby – over 20 years ago.
Okay, so, I am not literally counting sheep until I fall asleep, but you get the gist.
Honesty is essential, especially when we are communicating with our psychiatrist or therapist.
For people who have never attended group therapy, it can sometimes sound a bit scary. But there any many benefits!
What do I do from here?