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Self Injury

Shooting Suspect Misses Target, Hits Self In The Nuts, Police Say

AP | Posted 01.29.2014 | Weird News

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Police in Portland, Ore., say a man suspected of shooting a neighbor shot himself in the groin while trying to leave the scene...

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 | 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'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.

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.

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.