Watch self-injury video on why it's so difficult to stop self-injuring once you start. Christie talks about self-injuring for 12 years.
You may know her on youtube as "sullengirl." At 25, Christie has been engaged in self-injury for 12 years. In her guest post, she shares why she started self-injuring, her parents' reaction to it, and tools she uses to reduce the urge to self-injure. We go into more detail on these and other topics in this self-injury video from the HealthyPlace Mental Health TV Show.
Christie also discusses her fear that self-injury might last her lifetime. Plus, former HealthyPlace Medical Director, Dr. Susan Wynne, shares her perspective on self-injury treatment and a lasting recovery.
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Christie started self-injuring when she was 13 year old. Today, she is 25 years old. She runs a YouTube support channel for self-injurers, where topics like cutting, anxiety, depression, eating disorders, therapy and recovery are discussed.