The Dangerous Need To Feel

 In Life Tips, Mental Health

Self-Injury is the intentional infliction of pain and/or harm to the body without intent for suicide. It can include cutting, burning, scratching, hitting,  banging or hitting objects to cause pain or harm.  Prevalence rates vary from study to study, but it estimated that between 12 to 37% of adolescents engage in self-injury predominantly to respond to a need to feel something after numbing emotions they didn’t want to feel. Self harm is typically not done to get attention and it’s typically happening behind our backs and doesn’t get the discussion or support it needs.  Join us on April 28th as we discuss the causes and the hope for those dealing with self harm.

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