Showing posts with label Self-Harm. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Self-Harm. Show all posts

Thursday, 12 April 2018

Why Self-Harm Awareness Is So Important For Everyone- Save Lives

April 12, 2018


Anyone who is suffering from self-harm disorders it's not just fine the way you are feeling better you take a step ahead and ask for help and always remember that you are loved and you are not alone.

Self-harm awareness day

Self Injury Awareness Day(SIAD) is a worldwide event i.e on 1st of March every year and it has been done for more than 17 years by now.

LifeSIGNS is an organization based in the UK which is helping people by raising awareness about self-injury and self-harm since it was set up (2002).

They have many online resources and sets of information for people who are struggling with self-harm.

Raising awareness about self-harm is important as we know many people who suffer in silence and do self-harm could find a way out from this dark side.

People who need online support can also visit it's an international help center for such people where you can find online chat support, suicide hotlines, online therapists and much more.

Steps to helping someone in Emotional pain.

  • Always ask about their feelings and do not let them feel they are alone.

  • Keep their environment safe remove all the source of material that could harm them.

  • Listen to them make sure you understand how they feel.  

  • Assist them to connect with trusted individuals such as friends, family or mental health Professionals.

  • Stay in touch always.
Also, read
What is self-harm?

Monday, 9 April 2018

Different Ways Of Self-Harm -Self-cutting

April 09, 2018

 Different ways of Self-harm.

There always been a misconception about self-harm or self-mutilation that is only cutting and that we apparently use to see in Social media, movies and on TV, but there is so much more than only cutting. 

Well, there are so many types of Self-harms as well that people use to do and I want to just lighten this topic because many people are not aware of the other forms of self-harm.

 Well, I do not promote any self-harm or any such activities all I want to share the feelings of people which they feel ashamed to share by themselves.

 As we have already discussed the self-harm in our previous post and also the reasons that why people do ( it's not just for seeking attention but it is something that people use to express their feelings and emotions that is full of anger, pain, and frustration).

Cutting is the most common type of self-harm that often begins during a teenage period  where people use to harm their own body without any suicidal intentions and that we are not gonna over discuss here.,

because there is something more than cutting that people are doing to harm themselves and we are supposed to help them.

self harm methods

The most 5 different ways of Self-Harm 

1- Scratching/Pinching- also know as Dermatillomania or skinning disorder this type of self-harm where people use to scratch or pinch themselves because they don't like their own appearance. 

And they scratch their body just to change it. People who suffer from Dermatillomania have symptoms of rubbing, pinching, scratching or digging sharp objects into their skin and this they all relate to their anxiety, fear, or boredom.

2- Carving- Carving is totally different from cutting because in this disorder people not only cut themselves but they carve something into their body (like words or symbols ). More than 40% of people who self-harm they do carving.

3- Burning- Buring is same as cutting but in burning, people just burn themselves just to release their feelings (emotions) or to punish themselves for all the grievings and regrets they holding inside.

4- Impacting with objects-  Banging with objects like kicking, punching and crashing till it makes them bleed or bruise.

5- Hair Pulling- Also know as Trichotillomania in this disorder people have an extreme urge to pull hair from any part of their body just for relief or joy. Many people don't categorize hair pulling in self-harm but I do for a strong reason and people who deal  Trichotillomania must their life be supported.

Eating disorders and relying on drugs and alcohols are also a part of self-harm because they are hurting you as well from inside out.

Sunday, 8 April 2018

What Is Self-harm? Why People Usually Do That

April 08, 2018

What is Self harm?

Self-harm: hurting your own body for a  specific reason or it's just a way to express shame or guilt, this is something that I really want to talk about. 

As we all know self-harm has become the depressing topic in the internet world as we keep on seeing the pictures and videos of people who are hurting themselves on social media or Television, 

Or maybe you have someone close friend or family member who has been going through such situations. Seriously this need to stop because life is precious and we must need to help such people who are really depressed and suffering from Self-harm. 

Primarily, self-harm is a very serious topic. Out of  4 in 100 people hurt themselves, It has been found women hurt more as compared to men.

 A person who self-harms does not really mean to kill himself or herself completely but it could be risky and it leads to a self-destruction (suicide) if they don't get any help from doing it. 

signs and symptoms of self harm different ways of doing self harm
Different people have different ways to express their feelings, 

  • When they have no words to explain their feelings.

  •  When they feel all alone and lost inside.

  • When they stop feeling numb.

  • Something in their life that they can rely on.

  • Having suicidal thoughts.

After hurting yourself it could give you a relief for a while but sometimes people get addicted to it and it takes a long time (5-10 years) to get over from self-harm.

Why do people Self-harm?

  Now this question has different experiences from different people around the world, for example, some people just do it for the things that they have done in their past(something wrong or bad that they still regret it), 

Whereas, some have no idea why they are doing this. Well if you feel or have do self-harming don't be hesitate to ask for help. Be strong and fight for your mental sickness. 

Here are some major reasons why do people hurt themselves :

  • have feelings such as anger, anxiety or depression.

  • bullying

  • low self-esteem

  • having massive negative thoughts

  • sexual or physical abuse

  • loss of a person(whom they love a lot)

  • loss of job or money

  • feeling lonely and hopeless.

Sometimes people comment doing self-harm is only for seeking an attention, that's why many people just do it in a private and hiding their scars from there body when they have to appear in public.

So they won't be judged by people who really don't know how does it feel in real.

 So if you know anyone who has been suffering from self-harm for a long period you better talk to them about life and their feelings and suggest them for counseling it may help.