Welcome to a journey of healing and support. Whether you’re dealing with self-harm or helping someone who is, remember you’re not alone. Self-harm can be a way to handle deep emotional pain. Let’s learn together how to heal and take back control. We’re here to help and guide you every step of the way. Together, we’ll find better ways to cope and grow stronger.
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Echoes of Strength in ‘Overcomer’
“Overcomer” by Hannah Grace is an animated story of a girl fighting her sad feelings and worries by remembering happy times. It shows how we can always find hope and get better.
Unraveling Emotions in ‘Cut’
Patricia McCormick’s “Cut” dives deep into the world of mental health, offering a candid look at self-harm. It paints a touching picture of human struggles, resilience, and the path to self-acceptance.
The Broad Spectrum of Self-Harm
Explore the broader spectrum of self-harm, from scratching to excessive drinking.
The Power of Sisu
Dive into Finland’s profound cultural gem, ‘Sisu’, a term encapsulating resilience, determination, and enduring courage amidst challenges.
“Swim” by Jack’s Mannequin
“Swim” is a song by Jack’s Mannequin that talks about facing life’s challenges and never giving up, reminding to keep pushing forward, like swimming against strong waves.
Secret Cutting: A Teen’s Struggle
“Secret Cutting” (2000) is a made-for-TV movie that explores the life of a teenage girl coping with self-harm. It sensitively explores her experiences and the challenges she faces.
Art for Healing: Expressing Emotions
This project provides a creative outlet for self-expression and healing related to self-harm experiences.
A Compassionate Perspective
Dr. Nicholas Westers collaborates with experts and individuals with lived experiences to explore the reasons behind self-injury and offers guidance on the best ways to respond when someone confides in you in this podcast.
The Healing Power of Connection
Research has consistently shown that human connection can significantly decrease the impulses of self-harm. Understanding this can change how we approach recovery.
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“You’re always with yourself, so you might as well enjoy the company. ”
-DIANE VON FURSTENBERG
Remember, healing from self-harm takes time, patience, and courage. You’re not alone—support is there. Embrace your strength, be kind to yourself, and keep moving toward a brighter, healthier future. Your journey is a testament to your resilience, and there’s hope beyond self-harm.
This article was created in collaboration with Colorful Zone and Sarah Levesque, who earned her Bachelor of Psychology from Bay Path University in Massachusetts.