Self-Injury Awareness Day

Yesterday we celebrated Anti-Bullying Day but today we bring to your attention Self-Injury Awareness Day. This is important to  recognize because many kids are subjecting themselves to self-harm in an attempt to deal with overwhelming feelings of pain and distress.

Self- harm is not only something that affects physical health but it also deeply affects emotional well-being. Although the forms of self-harm vary- cutting, burning, banging head, hitting, swallowing poison-  it is important to pay attnetion to any signs that indicate that our kids are inflicting injuries upon themselves:

  • Unexplained scars or wounds
  • Blood stains on clothing or bed sheets
  • Sharp objects in their belongings – razors, knives, blades, glass
  • Need to be covered up even in hot weather
  • refusal to let a wound heal
  • Need to be alone for long periods of time in the washroom or bedroom
  • Irrationality and Isolation

If you see any of these signs, please talk to your kids and seek professional help. Self-inujry is a way to express feelings in an unhealthily manner but there is hope.

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2 Responses to Self-Injury Awareness Day

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