I love when awareness about education brings a life change to someone, this article proves that.
By kdiggs | Posted July 10, 2014 | Wilmington, Delaware
Top Ten Ways to Self-Harm, Self-Injure (from TheHealthPlace.org)
Reblogging from ERnursescare.blogspot.com
Self Injury and Self Harm, why?? many parents and friends to tweens and teens are asking this same question. You are very worried about your loved one when you find out that they are cutting themselves or maybe burning themselves, you worry and start to think what on earth could be wrong.
Many people who harm themselves cover it with clothing or make up, but in most cases, there are certain signs that indicate a possible self-injury disorder.
Some symptoms include:
Scars that do not go away or new ones all the time
Hair loss or bald spots
Carrying a sharp object at all times
Covering up with clothing regardless of the weather or temperature
Fresh cuts, scratches, or other wounds
Self-harm can be impulsive at times, although self-injury behaviors are also commonly planned, in a ritualistic practice, which happens repeatedly. It is the methodical aspect of self-harm that becomes a habit in some people — it provides comfort in the fact that it is a reliable, controllable sensation in what may feel an otherwise uncontrollable world.
Tomorrow I will look closer at how people are self harming and closer symptoms to watch for.
Until then be safe and spread love, not hate!