Author: Lee

Fact Of The Day – 20th January 2018

Although genetics may contribute to the risk of psychological factors such as anxiety or depression, which can lead to self-harm, the link between genetics and self-harm in otherwise healthy patients is considered to be largely inconclusive. This may mean that everyone is at risk of developing the behaviour under certain circumstances. Read more →

“The day I’d first cut myself, a switch in my head had been flicked. Instead of feeling horror, I felt nothing, and although I no longer want to hurt myself, my episodes of self-harm still felt normal for me in a way. I’d sometimes forget it still shocked other people.” – Ditto

Tip Of The Day – 20th January 2018

Don’t keep sharp objects on your table, and don’t put razors in a close drawer or cupboard. If you do not yet feel able to throw out your tools, try to delay getting to them by keeping them wrapped up tightly and high up on hard-to-reach shelves, and try to distract yourself when you get the urge. Read more →

“My skin is like a map
of where my heart has been
And I can’t hide the marks
It’s not a negative thing.” – Unknown

Tip Of The Day – 19th January 2018

Don’t keep sharp objects on your table, and don’t put razors in a close drawer or cupboard. If you do not yet feel able to throw out your tools, try to delay getting to them by keeping them wrapped up tightly and high up on hard-to-reach shelves, and try to distract yourself when you get the urge Read more →

“Not everyone who self-injures was or is abused as a child or adult. Often, self-injury is triggered by chronic invalidation, which means you’re constantly told by others and/or by yourself that your ideas, feelings, and concerns are wrong or bad.” – Unknown