Read the self-injury stories below or watch the video about one person's experience with self-harm.
Self Injury: One Family's Story – A mother and daughter share their story about self-injury, when they first realized something wasn't right, and how they finally gathered the strength to get professional help.
Read these self-harm stories and watch the videos with caution. Self Injury Stories, Self Harm Stories, Healthy Place.
If you are an individual who engages in self-injury, remember there is a way out and a path to recovery.
People, who write or make videos about the challenges they face in life and their coping techniques -- even when those techniques are unhealthy -- allow some of their inner turmoil to escape through their work.
It doesn't remove the need for therapy but can provide some personal relief for self mutilators, including adults who self-harm.
Self-injury stories, similar to self-harm quotes and movies about self-injury, bring understanding and hope to others caught in the web of self-destruction and pain.
Some of these self-harm stories may trigger vulnerable people to engage in self-injury.
Another important framework for considering self-harm is the social and legal status granted to suicide.
Self-harm was developed as a category within psychiatry, firstly believed to be ‘failed suicide,’ and then ‘para-suicide,’ before becoming a different category altogether (Non-Suicidal Self-Injury, as it is in the of fifth edition of the American Psychiatric Association’s (DSM-5), where it made its first appearance as a self-contained condition in 2013).