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  • You are more than your pain: a reflection on self-injury

    You are more than your pain: a reflection on self-injury

    Who are we – those of us who hurt ourselves? What faces do we wear? Do you see us peering out of the bars of the windows of psychiatric units, or walking into the train tunnels when we hear the whistle of an incoming car? Do we walk around with eternal clouds over our heads like cartoon characters, wrapped in blankets of despair? Is this how you project yourself to those around you?

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  • New talk on self-injury and families

    Dr. Janis Whitlock recently gave a talk at Cornell’s Bronfenbrenner Center for Translational Research about her research on self-injury and families.

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  • Repost: Love is Louder than the ways we harm ourselves...

    Here’s the thing…all of us know what it feels like to hurt. We have times in our lives when we feel down, alone, not good enough, angry or anxious. Sometimes that pain comes from things happening around us, and sometimes it comes from the voices in our own heads. Finding a way to cope with those feelings isn’t always easy — and sometimes we find ways to feel better…that actually cause more pain. Like drinking too much, using unprescribed drugs and cutting or self-injury.

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