We are 11 years old now, and we've really grown this year. Read on for a couple of ideas about adult self-injury and exam stress.
Archive for category: Self-injury
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.
A number of websites, prohects, resources and organisations are dedicated to serving and supporting young people with concerns around mental health and / or self-injury. 'Young' is a relative term of course, but in the UK, organisations often set the age limit at 25 years old. What does that say to 'young adults' who become 'older adults'? What do all these resouces for younger people say to older adults, who may never have had support as a young adult or teenager? How do older people who turn to self-injury for the first time feel, and what are the differen issues they face?
Charis wants everyone to know that making assumptions about people who self-injure is unhelpful. There is not a 'typical profile' for someone who relies on self-harm, although there are some drivers that you might recognise. Charis knows she had a privileged upbringing; and her story goes into the pressures behind many people's self-injury.