Self-Injury Prevention and Treatment

Messages of Hope

I believe that some of the best teachers I have had are the kids who I have had the privilege of working with throughout the years.  They exhibit strength and resilience, and their persistence deserves to be acknowledged.  Many of the kids I work with have been kind enough to offer words of wisdom that other kids desperately need to hear as they start their own healing journey.  It is never too late.  Here are some words of wisdom for others who are hurting, who may feel isolated and alone, from a sixteen year old who has worked hard on her own journey at standing up to both suicide and self-injury:

“… It is like running a marathon. The gun goes off and you start sprinting. About, 2 hours in, say your leg gives out. You want to sit and not run anymore because the pain and discomfort follows you. You want to go back to start because it seems more reasonable to get there and get help. What you don’t seem to see is that the finish line is just up ahead of you…When you begin to feel discomfort or pain, you must pick yourself back up and take baby steps to get to the finish line, giving yourself time to adjust and heal… Give yourself time to build up strength and take time to stabilize yourself. No need to rush. You got this, don’t try and turn your back on the finish line because you are scared and in discomfort. Pace yourself and get to the end! You are all winners!”

You are uniquely you, so stop comparing. There is something in you, nobody withholds, but you. Are you the geek who plays video games and has straight A’s? What about the musical girl in the hoodie? Do what you love, do it for the better good. Don’t let the world tell you who you are or who you need to be. Show that you are like nobody else…You need to tell yourself that you are worthy, worthy of love and being loved.”

“Don’t let the fear of failure keep you from living your life.”

Podcasts:

Innovative Schools Podcast

Innovative School Podcasts | Self-Injury Prevention & Treatment Denver, CO

Websites and Articles:
Self-Harm Text Hotline | Crisis Text Line

Self-harm text hotline | Crisis Text Line | Self-Injury Prevention & Treatment Denver, CO

Self-injury/Cutting – Diagnosis and treatment – Mayo Clinic

Self-injury/Cutting - Diagnosis and treatment - Mayo Clinic | Self-Injury Prevention & Treatment Denver, CO

International Society for the Study of Self Injury – International Society for the Study of Self Injury

International Society for the Study of Self Injury - International Society for the Study of Self Injury | Self-Injury Prevention & Treatment Denver, CO

Cutting and Self-Harm

Cutting & Self harm | Self-Injury Prevention & Treatment Denver, CO

National Alliance on Mental Illness

National Alliance on Mental Illness | Self-Injury Prevention & Treatment Denver, CO

Psychology Today – What Is Self Harm?

Psychology Today - What Is Self Harm? | Self-Injury Prevention & Treatment Denver, CO

Cutting & Self-Harm: Warning Signs and Treatment

Cutting & Self-Harm: Warning Signs and Treatment | Self-Injury Prevention & Treatment Denver, CO

To Write Love On Her Arms – Myspace

To Write Love On Her Arms - Myspace | Self-Injury Prevention & Treatment Denver, CO

Books and Workbooks:

Order – Clear View Counseling and Consulting

Book - Clear View Counseling and Consulting | Self-Injury Prevention & Treatment Denver, CO

Healing Self-Injury: A Compassionate Guide for Parents and Other Loved Ones

Book - Healing Self-Injury: A Compassionate Guide for Parents and Other Loved Ones | Self-Injury Prevention & Treatment Denver, CO

Treating Self-Injury, Second Edition: A Practical Guide

Book - Treating Self-Injury, Second Edition: A Practical Guide | Self-Injury Prevention & Treatment Denver, CO

Stopping the Pain: A Workbook for Teens Who Cut and Self Injure

Book - Stopping the Pain: A Workbook for Teens Who Cut and Self Injure | Self-Injury Prevention & Treatment Denver, CO

When Your Child is Cutting: A Parent’s Guide to Helping Children Overcome Self-Injury

Book - When Your Child is Cutting: A Parent's Guide to Helping Children Overcome Self-Injury | Self-Injury Prevention & Treatment Denver, CO

The Adolescent & Young Adult Self-Harming Treatment Manual: A Collaborative Strengths-Based Brief Therapy Approach

Book - The Adolescent & Young Adult Self-Harming Treatment Manual: A Collaborative Strengths-Based Brief Therapy Approach | Self-Injury Prevention & Treatment Denver, CO



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