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Self Harm

Facebook Has A New Suicide Prevention Feature. Will It Work?

The Huffington Post | Leigh Weingus | Posted 04.27.2015 | Healthy Living

In February, Facebook announced that it was rolling out a suicide prevention feature. Although the social media platform has given users the option to...

Confessions of a Former Cutter

Melanie McKinnon | Posted 03.29.2015 | Healthy Living
Melanie McKinnon

Being able to talk about my issues and feeling like I had a support system were the keys to me getting completely mentally healthy again. I'm hope by telling my story I can reach someone who might feel like they're crazy, too, realize they're not, and get the help they need.

Selena Gomez Reminds Fans That 'Every Life Is Worth It'

The Huffington Post | Leigh Weingus | Posted 02.26.2015 | Teen

On Thursday, Selena Gomez took to Instagram to share a comment she appears to have sent to a fan who's been having a hard time. The message is an ...

This is a Love Story

Marvi Lacar | Posted 11.10.2014 | Healthy Living
Marvi Lacar

Papa I suspected that my father was manic-depressive after I started dating X. Both men were unpredictable, at times violent, thrilling and volatil...

Emotional Rescue

Alan Ross | Posted 11.08.2014 | Healthy Living
Alan Ross

It would be prudent as well as a wonderful legacy to those who have lost their lives to suicide to turn our focus out of the darkness and into the light, from focusing on the details of death and disaster to our potential to provide support to those who are out there right now and need our help.

To the Girl I (Accidentally) Catfished

Literally, Darling | Posted 10.22.2014 | Women
Literally, Darling

Looking back now, my story is kind of funny. It always gets a laugh out of people. But when you stop and think about it, it's actually horrible. You place your trust and affection in someone only to find out it was all a lie.

Game Changer: My Bipolar Journey

Marisa Lancione | Posted 10.19.2014 | Healthy Living
Marisa Lancione

Mental illness is insidious. It's a monster that buries itself deep in your brain and rears its ugly head when you least expect it. And just when you think you've gotten to know the game it plays, the rules change.

Our Policy in Preventing Suicide Should Be "If In Doubt, Check It Out"

Alan Ross | Posted 10.13.2014 | Impact
Alan Ross

Altruistic or not, it is of great benefit to our friends, family and community to gain insight into what the person in crisis is thinking and feeling -- whether we understand them or not -- in order to intervene in a potential life-threatening situation.

Social Media Spreading Self-Harm Behavior Amongst Teens

Jamison Monroe, Jr. | Posted 06.28.2014 | Healthy Living
Jamison Monroe, Jr.

Note: The content in this post may be disturbing to readers. Ten years ago, if you were to tell someone you were going to "tweet" them, they'd probab...

Coming Out Of The Mental Illness Closet

Literally, Darling | Posted 03.04.2014 | Women
Literally, Darling

I am slowly beginning to accept that I can make my life look however I want, but under no circumstances can I sit back and wait for things to get better. Life is what you make of it. You have a choice.

The Trouble With Freeing People

Cynthia Jeub | Posted 01.23.2014 | HuffPost Home
Cynthia Jeub

My justice sense was tingling. We'd been working to help this young girl get away from her abusive home and church for over a year, and I was finally...

DSM-5's New Approach to Suicide Risk, Behavior

David J. Kupfer, M.D. | Posted 10.10.2013 | Healthy Living
David J. Kupfer, M.D.

The increased emphasis on suicide throughout DSM-5 will lead to more effective recognition of individuals with symptoms and behaviors that put them at risk. With improved diagnosis and care, the nation may finally be able to turn the tide on this loss and grief.

Man Slices Arms 'To The Bone' With Saws At Home Depot

AP | Posted 06.11.2013 | Weird News

WEST COVINA, Calif. — A man deliberately cut himself with saws in the aisles of a Home Depot store in suburban Los Angeles on Wednesday, creatin...

The Lonely Epidemic

Anna Caltabiano | Posted 03.18.2013 | Teen
Anna Caltabiano

It's normal not to feel perfect 100 percent of the time. We are supposed to have bad days and other days that feel down right horrible. That's normal.

The Kids Are Not Alright

Christine Carter, PhD | Posted 01.23.2014 | Parents
Christine Carter, PhD

When we pressure children to achieve, we cut them off from their sources of inspiration, their passions and their natural curiosity.

'I Lied About My Father's Abuse To Keep My Family Together'

| Posted 10.18.2012 | Teen

This is a teen-written article from our friends at Youth Communication, a nonprofit organization that helps marginalized youth develop their full pote...

Pinterest Finally Bans Thinspo Content, But What About Tumblr?

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 08.10.2012 | Teen

Six months after Tumblr, Pinterest and Instagram updated their content policies regarding eating disorders and self-harm, Pinterest has finally made a...

What Getting Naked In Dublin Taught Me About Love

David Fitzpatrick | Posted 08.25.2012 | Weddings
David Fitzpatrick

Then I met Amy. It was a wonderful moment that began on our first date when I saw the prominently-displayed Batman Band-Aid on her finger. I learned she was quirky in other ways also -- she loved comic book films and violent movies with a substantial amount of explosions, along with taking on 11-year old boys at Laser Tag and ruining their days.

The Truth About Non-Suicidal Self-Injury: 5 Myths and Facts

Peggy Andover, Ph.D. | Posted 08.21.2012 | Healthy Living
Peggy Andover, Ph.D.

The very idea that someone would intentionally physically hurt himself -- to feel better -- is something that many people find difficult to understand, even unfathomable. But the reality is that non-suicidal self-injury is much closer to home than you might think.

WATCH: Self-Injury In Children, From Dr. Nancy Snyderman

Posted 10.09.2012 | MarloThomas

I was joined by health expert Dr. Nancy Snyderman on Mondays with Marlo, where we discussed signs that your child or teen may be cutting, and how to ...

Demi Lovato 'Hated' Being A Role Model

Posted 03.07.2012 | TV

On "Demi Lovato: Stay Strong" (Tues., 10 p.m. EST on MTV) singer and actress Demi Lovato spoke extremely candidly about her insecurities and how she h...

'Intervention': Dorothy Runs Away From Help

Posted 04.08.2012 | TV

Dorothy was once full of promise and vitality, but is now trapped in a downward spiral of self-harming and substance abuse. Can an "Intervention" (Mon...

Study Finds Many Graphic YouTube Self-Injury Videos

AP | LINDSEY TANNER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

CHICAGO — YouTube videos on cutting and other self-injury methods are an alarming new trend, attract millions of hits and could serve as a how-t...

Let's Nix the 'Black Swan' Diet

Adia Colar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Adia Colar

The media should in no way promote this unhealthy diet, even in moderation, because it is founded on an unhealthy lifestyle that centers around unhealthy behaviors.

Can You Catch Cutting and Burning from Your Friends?

David Leibow | Posted 05.25.2011 | College
David Leibow

Knowing that self-injurious behaviors are culturally determined and can quickly become habitual increases the importance of prevention.