Understanding Self-Injury

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Published on November 13, 2008

Author: bcombs

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Understanding Self-Injury : Understanding Self-Injury By Becky Green Combs, M.ed. Terms and Facts : Terms and Facts Self-Injury Self-Harm Self-Mutilation Cutting Drastically on the rise today among teens! Incidences : Incidences 1 of every 200 girls between 13 & 19 self-harm. 2 million cases in U.S. Alone Of the cases at least 11,000 are young men. 72% of teen girls have thought about self-injury Those That Self-Injure: : Those That Self-Injure: Are not the ones that get piercing and tattoos. Are often hard to identify. Rarely participate in activities that require changing clothing. Few close friends. Self Injury IS NOT about Suicide. : Self Injury IS NOT about Suicide. ITS ABOUT RELIEF FROM: Pain Anxiety Fear It helps Control the harm they cause themselves Behavior from never learning appropriate coping mechanisms Some Key Points on Self-Injury : Some Key Points on Self-Injury Intent-help oneself Immediately harmful Immediate response Repeated A deliberate act used to alter mood by inflicting physical violence : A deliberate act used to alter mood by inflicting physical violence Cutting* Skin-picking Hair-pulling Burning* Punching oneself Scratching Chewing on inside of cheek Breaking bones Using ice to burn oneself *MOST COMMON Self-Injury is commonly done to: : Self-Injury is commonly done to: Control anger, hurt or rage To self-punish To calm and remove overwhelming tension To ground oneself to reality To physicalize what could not be verbilized. Self-Injury is NOT used for: : Self-Injury is NOT used for: Sexual pleasure Body decoration Religious rituals Cultural compliance Fitting in or being “cool” Suicide Why do people hurt themselves? : Why do people hurt themselves? “Self-mutilation is a desperate attempt to have some control over unbearable feelings. When a teen or young adult hasn’t learned healthy ways of managing these emotions they turn to pain as a way to blot out the emotional pain or gain a sense of control over the pain they feel. In a strange way they are really trying to protect themselves from something even more painful than physical pain.” Dr. Paul Healing Your Aloneness Techniques to stop Self-Injury : Techniques to stop Self-Injury Count the breaths as you exhale make sure you breathe slowly. Stomp your feet to remind yourself where you are. Call a friend and talk about something fun. Take a warm relaxing bubble bath or shower. Mentally remind yourself that the incident is over and give yourself permission to not think about it right now! Keep a rubber band on your wrist and pluck it-feel it sting. Eat something and enjoy it, think about it If you have a pet use that moment to touch them, pet them or play with them. Listen and sing along to familiar music even getting up and dancing. Some Alternatives To Self-Injury : Some Alternatives To Self-Injury Go out, be near people Call a friend Call 800-DONTCUT Hold ice to sensitive skin Eat ice cream fast for “brain freeze” Meditate Take a COLD shower Exercise Draw red lines with a felt tip marker where you would cut. Identify what is hurting so bad that you would rather SI than feel it! Slide 13: My Story LACIE HOLLAND For Your Information… : For Your Information… 1-800-TLC-TEEN or 1-800-852-8336 National Youth Crisis Hotline@ 1-800-448-4663 Boys Town National Hotline1-800-448-3000 SAFE (Self Abuse Finally Ends) Alternatives Program www.selfinjury.com1-800-DONT CUT (1-800-366-8288)

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