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Self Injury

Open Heart Living

Kerry Neville | Posted 06.09.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Kerry Neville

I live with an open heart. A difficult vulnerability as my heart is mostly scar tissue, and just like the tender scars underneath a chin -- from a re...

Bipolar Recovery: How to Survive a Mauling

Kerry Neville | Posted 04.13.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Kerry Neville

Note: The contents of this post may be sensitive for readers. My psychiatrist has a life-sized stuffed tiger in his waiting room. At the big cat's...

How to Say Yes to the Universe

Kerry Neville | Posted 04.05.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Kerry Neville

Even when I'm standing still, I'm still moving. When I'm awake at night in bed, paralyzed by fear and regret, sure that my life is going nowhere (i.e...

Divorce and the Ex-Husband Tattoo

Kerry Neville | Posted 03.09.2016 | Divorce
Kerry Neville

In the year since my divorce, I've been visiting a plastic surgeon every month. Not for Botox, though maybe that would help the mid-forties creases a...

Impacted by Suicide, Our Foundation Opens Fund to Help

Jim Luce | Posted 09.10.2015 | Healthy Living
Jim Luce

Death. We don't like to discuss it in America. Suicide, even less. Fifteen years ago, when my mother Frances Alleman-Luce, a psychologist, starved her...

Breaking the Silence: Mental Health Awareness Month in Beirut

Emily O'Dell | Posted 05.26.2016 | Healthy Living
Emily O'Dell

While on the surface our mental health awareness work in Lebanon looks like an innovation, it's more like a reclamation -- since the first mental hospitals in the world appeared in the Middle East.

Understanding Cutting and Bullycide

Jarryd Willis | Posted 09.18.2013 | Healthy Living
Jarryd Willis

Emotional injuries don't heal with Neosporin. They can lead to self-perpetuating conditions (self-starvation, cutting), a hypo-cortisol awakening response and more reports of pain disability and health problems for bullied kids.

#Cuttingforbieber, Alleged 4Chan Hoax, Trends On Twitter

The Huffington Post | Katherine Bindley | Posted 01.08.2013 | Teen

Following the release of photos suggesting that Justin Bieber was smoking marijuana at a party, the hashtag #cuttingforbieber -- a supposed protest ag...

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 | Home

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's Long Road to Recovery

Joshua Lyon | Posted 05.07.2012 | TV
Joshua Lyon

I didn't expect much from the MTV special Demi Lovato: Stay Strong, figuring it would be a lot of spin about the former Disney star's rehab stint -- a generic, PR-laced message of salvation with no real details about what the 19-year-old is truly like. I'm happy to be proven wrong.

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.

Cutting: Demi Lovato's Struggle With Self-Injury Is Raising Awareness

Sharon Chirban, Ph.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Sharon Chirban, Ph.D.

Cutting is still something we have a low general awareness about -- the idea of inflicting self-injury on oneself in an attempt to feel better just doesn't add up. But it's a trend that is becoming more prevalent in young women.

Cutting and Self-Injury is Never 'No Big Deal.'

Colleen Perry | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Colleen Perry

The problem is that cutting yourself is not a good long term solution for managing emotional pain. Here's are a few things to keep in mind if you know someone who is self-injuring:

Why They Cut

Aimee Liu | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Aimee Liu

Frustratingly few media accounts of self-injury ever address the fundamental reason why people hurt themselves when they're distressed.