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.
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?