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Introduction to Kristen Schou, Author of ‘Speaking Out About Self-Injury’

Introduction to Kristen Schou, Author of ‘Speaking Out About Self-Injury’

Kristen Schou shares about her self-injury past and her self-harm recovery. Read more about Kristen Schou and "Speaking Out About Self-Injury" blog here.My name is Kristen Schou and I am delighted to join the Speaking Out About Self-Injury blog on HealthyPlace. I am so excited to have a platform to share my experiences with self-injury and give advice to help others. Self-injury is a condition that is very stigmatized which causes people not to reach out for the help that they need. My goal for this blog is to help others who are going through the same thing that I went through.

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Take a Moment to Think Before You Self-Harm

Take a Moment to Think Before You Self-Harm

Self-harm and thinking before you act makes you put yourself in the future, letting you question whether the self-harm you're thinking of is worth the pain.

This weekend, I fell on my face. I literally fell onto the sidewalk and currently have the ugliest scab and bruise covering the right side of my face. After I fell onto the cement, pain filled my body. Obviously this is normal when it comes to any accidental scrape or cut or bruise. However, for some reason, memories from my self-harming past popped into my mind. I started thinking to myself, “Why would I have caused so much physical pain to myself just for distraction and escape? Pain hurts.”

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Managing Self-Harm Urges with Impulse Control Logs

Managing Self-Harm Urges with Impulse Control Logs

Learn about managing self-harm urges with impulse control logs. These logs help self-injurers identify patterns and reduce the occurrence of self-harm.

This week’s topic coincides with last week’s topic – safe self-injury alternatives. In this vlog, I talk about managing self-injury urges in a healthy way, by using impulse control logs specially designed by S.A.F.E. ALTERNATIVES®, the world-renowned self-injury treatment program.

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