Trigger Warning: Self Harm
I recently found this article called 8 Brutally Honest Reasons I’ve Stopped Self-Harming and I found it to be very interesting and honest. Self Harm is something that many adolescents struggle with daily and it’s not easy to overcome.
One way to change the behavior is to turn it into something else, one suggestion I saw was to use a sharpie or a washable marker to draw or doodle on your body instead of cutting, which could turn into drawing in a special notepad. Both of which are safer and healthier than cutting.
Did you read the article? What are your thoughts? Has your adolescent self-harmed? What other coping strategies could you use or suggest to someone struggling with this? How do you support your child when they are in crisis?
If you or someone you know needs help, please visit the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline. You can also reach the Crisis Text Line by texting “START” to 741-741. Head here for a list of crisis centers around the world.