In May, we published four brand new videos on our LifeSIGNS YouTube channel. A brief summary of each, along with the videos themselves as recorded by our YouTube Manager Emmie, are included in this article.
Distraction boxes can help you fight the urge to self-injure. Your distraction box can contain almost anything that could prove helpful to you in times of need; in this article, our Community Manager Lauren shares the contents of her distraction boxes and how she feels they help her cope with SI.
Misusing medication - whether over the counter or prescription medication - is a form of self-harm and needs to be taken seriously. This article highlights some of the possible dangers of overdosing, along with plenty of helpful links to where you can seek advice on moving away from the misuse of meds.
LifeSIGNS is an organisation that focuses on awareness and education about self-injury and helps those both who struggle with this, their parents/ caregivers and also professionals. We also have an online community support forum that is passionate about supporting and encouraging those who are struggling with self-injury...
There's been a lot of activity at LifeSIGNS over the last few months as you'll know, and one of the great projects we've recently been able to see through is to launch our very own YouTube channel, which is managed by Emmie. The first two videos to go live are included in this blog article!
I'm Laura, and in March I joined the LifeSIGNS team as Blog Manager. My story with self-injury started ten years ago in a fairly 'unusual' way - I broke down in public. In this blog article I chose to introduce myself to you through sharing my story with SI.
We recently received an email from Trisha, who works with people in her community. During the course of her work, she carried out a photo shoot and felt that LifeSIGNS may be interested in hearing about 'Kitten', a model with personal experience of self-injury, who chose to use her modeling opportunity to raise awareness and support for SI.
Life is hard. The difference between people is in how they each cope with what life throws their way, and for some people, self-injury has become their release - or in some cases, distraction - from the overwhelming pressure of it all. In this article, Jennifer kindly shares her story with LifeSIGNS.