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Recognizing Suicide Prevention Day in September

September 10th has been recognized annually since 2003 as World Suicide Prevention Day. Founded by the International Association for Suicide Prevention (IASP) with endorsement from the World Health Organization (WHO), the main goal of this initiative is to promote worldwide awareness and action to prevent suicide. There is a strong connection between mental health disorders…

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Treatment Centers Available for Depression and Self-Harm

Throughout the United States, millions of teens and young adults engage in acts of non-suicidal self-harm. The act of self-harming does not usually have a single cause. Instead, it is a maladaptive coping with overwhelming emotional pain, anger, frustration, or sadness. Self-harm is usually a symptom of an underlying mental health disorder and is commonly…

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How to Help Someone Who Is Self-Harming

Learning that a friend or family member is engaging in self-harm can be deeply upsetting. You may feel frightened for their safety and confused or angry about why they are doing this to themselves. For a long time, self-injurious behavior was wrongly categorized as “attention-seeking” behavior. On the contrary, most self-harm individuals go to great…

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3 Ways to Heal From Self-Harm

We all experience difficult times when we feel overwhelmed by feelings like stress, anger, frustration, and sadness. However, it can be a challenge for many to find ways to cope with these feelings healthily. People who suffer from substance use or mental health disorders can especially struggle to utilize appropriate coping mechanisms. Unfortunately, turning to…