5 Ways You Are Self Harming

Self-harm comes in many different forms and shapes including emotional self-harming and physical self-harming like cutting. This video is made possible by the Great Courses Plus.
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Someone who is depressed may try to isolate themselves or over-exercise themselves to get their minds out of negativity. Though depression is often an indicator of someone who’s likely to self-harm, it is not always the case. Someone without depression may still self-harm. This video helps us recognize 5 ways that someone could be self-harming.

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Helpful Resources

1-800-DON’T-CUT and 1-800-334-HELP

1-800-334-HELP is a 24-hour service for a number of things.



Eating Disorders:

Boys Town National Hotline 1-800-448-3000.
Text CONNECT to 741741 for PTSD episodes. They are also on call 24-hours.

1-800-273-8255 for the National Suicide Prevention Hotline.

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Posted on October 31, 2019 by Harmony Administrator
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