Therapist Advices Girl To Draw On Her Body Instead Of Cutting And The Result Is Beautiful

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One of the worst aspects of our society is that we don’t like to talk about subject matters that we don’t find appealing. And unfortunately for our youths, mental issues are one of them. Many people struggle from depression, anxiety, panic attacks, etc.

We don’t talk about these things so they think this is something they too shouldn’t talk about. This leads many young people to hide what they’re suffering from and keep it to themselves. While doing so they end up hurting themselves rather than helping themselves. One of the worst outcomes of hiding your mental issues is self-harm.

1Self-harming

Self-harm is the self-inflicted injury one gives themselves that causes them pain without the intent to commit suicide. Self-harm is the byproduct of depression and can be seen in the 18-25 age groups. It is also known as ‘cutting’ or ‘self-mutilation’. The most common form of this is using a sharp object to penetrate the skin and draw blood.

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Self-harming

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2Mental health issues

The reason people do this is that they are depressed and cannot deal with it. Sometimes the depression gets too overwhelming and they need an escape that can only be given via pain. This is why people hurt themselves so that they can feel something different. A report indicated that self-harm is found in 40-60% of suicides.

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Mental health issues

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3Depression and other issues

The worst outcome of depression is suicidal urges and the second is self-harm. Self-harm can also be the result of personality disorders, anxiety disorders, post-traumatic stress disorder, schizophrenia, etc. All these mental issues if not treated can lead to self-harm. Some people indulge in self-harm as a way of self- punishment.

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4Today’s story

Today, we have a positive story that could potentially reduce the number of people who self-harm. A post went viral for a good reason as it detailed one individual’s struggles with self-harm and the advice her doctor gave her that surely changed her life. The post was posted by a user named ‘a-better-m-e’ and it went viral in a matter of days.

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Today’s story

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5The Doctor’s advice

In the post, the user talked about being a self-harmer and the advice her doctor gave her. She said that the doctor told her that instead of cutting herself when she wanted to she should draw on herself using a marker. She said not to use a pen as that could cause more damage than good.

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