Understanding Self-Harm

First, let’s start with a clinical definition of self-harm so we can be on the same page.

Self-harm (self-harm and self-injury are terms used interchangeably) is typically described as a way of hurting oneself on purpose in a way that is generally socially unacceptable (as opposed to tattoos or piercings) that is done to

Why Asking For Help Is Hard To Do

Despite the fact that we’ve come a long way in our culture regarding the de-stigmatization of therapy, it still seems as if reaching out and asking for professional help is the last option for millions of people.

There’s a list of strategies that come before therapy:

  • Talking to friends and family
  • Connecting with clergy
  • Reading self-help