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Speaking Out About Self Injury

Christie Stewart
One of the most-requested topics among readers of this blog is self-injury and its affect on romantic relationships. In this blog, I will give you some quick tips on how to tell your boyfriend, girlfriend or significant other that you self-injure.
Christie Stewart
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.
Christie Stewart
When you've got an urge to self-injure, it's good to have an alternative list of healthy coping mechanisms to use. This helps you avoid physically harming yourself when dealing with dfficult emotions. In this video blog, I discuss several healthy alternatives to self-injury behavior, and talk about some common controversial methods and whether I think they work or don't work to stop self-injuring.
Christie Stewart
In my previous blog, I shared lots of tips on what not to say and do when talking to loved one about self injury for the first time. In this video, I expand on the subject and offer advice about things you should do, as well as some tips on how reach out and offer self-injury help and support in a healthy way.
Christie Stewart
One of the hardest things I dealt with as a self-injurer was disclosing my self-injury to family and friends. Over the years, I have heard from countless people that the reactions of their loved ones was difficult and made them feel even worse in the long-run. This is in large part due to lack of knowledge about self-injury, which then leads to fear and misunderstanding. It is important to know how to talk to someone who self-injures, and realize that your reaction to their self-injury disclosure makes a big difference. In the following video, I address the family and friends of people who self-injure, and give some important tips on how to react in a helpful way to self-injury disclosure by a loved one.
Christie Stewart
If you pick up a book, or look up a website to read the facts about self-injury; you will often find that it is almost always linked to Borderline Personality Disorder. That's because people with BPD often act impulsively in a self-destructive way - generally through alcohol abuse, drug abuse, promiscuity, over spending and gambling or self-injury.
Christie Stewart
One of the biggest misconceptions about self-injury is that only females self-injure. This could not be further from the truth! Males self-injure too, in fact new research suggests it could be far more common than most people think. This video blog will give facts and insight into self-injury in males.
Christie Stewart
I have noticed that a lot of people think that only young adolescent, teenage girls self-injure. It's one of the most inaccurate stereotypes facing self-injurers. And I'm not the only one who feels this way. When I asked current self-injurers who visit my site what they thought the biggest misconception about self-injury was, a majority noted it was the perception that only teenagers self-injure. As an adult, I can attest that adults self-injure, too - and, in this video blog, I aim to dispel that stereotype!
Christie Stewart
The topic of self-injury has become more prevalent in the media and society recently, but it still remains a taboo and greatly misunderstood subject. In this video, I will give some hard facts about self-injury, as well as dispel some myths and misconceptions surrounding it.
Christie Stewart
My name is Christie Stewart, but on YouTube I am known as xsullengirlx. In this blog, I'll be speaking out about self-injury, which is a somewhat taboo and very misunderstood subject to a lot of people, and dispel some of the mystery and stigma that surrounds it.