Finding Alternatives to Self-Harm

Better to inflict pain on myself than to let other people do it. –Tracy Thompson, The Beast: A Reckoning with Depression

People self-harm for many reasons.  Often people who engage in self-harm behaviors have been victims of abuse or have otherwise had experiences in which they felt helpless to control their emotions and circumstances.  The ability to harm yourself is the ultimate control over your own body.  For some, it is the only control they feel they have. Continue reading “Finding Alternatives to Self-Harm” »