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Help For Friends And Family Of Mental Health Sufferers

Being close to someone who is suffering from a mental health problem can be very difficult, not knowing how to help, feeling confused about what is going on, feeling frustrated with the person, the situation, or yourself, maybe feeling isolated and hopeless about what to do next. In this blog I am going to share 6 tips to help you to help the person that you care about. 1. Inform Yourself An important first step is to find out as much as you can about the problem that your friend […]...

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How To Cope With Self-Harm – 3 Steps

 In this blog I am going to explain a 3-step approach to cope with Self-Harm. Self-harm is a discrete episode where someone intentionally harms themselves when distressed and that harm reduces the distress. The urge to self-harm is usually impossible to resist and those that harm themselves are frequently unable to tell anyone and if they do people are often unable to listen or understand. Self-harm is both a serious and complex issue and so needs a short-term, medium-term and long-term plan to tackle it. 1. Short term Plan […]...

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Overcoming Self Harm / Self Injurious Behaviour

Overcoming Self Harm / Self Injurious Behaviour Self Harm or Self Injurious Behaviour is where an individual causes physical harm to themselves. Self harm can either be impulsive (the behaviour is not planned in advance but performed in a reactive way in response to an unforeseen trigger) or compulsive (carried out with intent and forethought). Self harm includes behaviours such as cutting, hitting, and burning and is used as a way of coping with intolerable levels of distress (in the case of impulsive self harm) or as a way of […]...

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