What We Need To Know About Non-Suicidal Self-Injury.
“I go to the boxing gym to release steam when I’m mad or angry”
“Nothing clears my mind like a nice long run when I find myself frustrated”
“Mediation is the only way I can manage my anxiety”
“I carry a small razor in my purse and cut myself to cope with stress”
One of these coping strategies is different from the others…
As shocking as that last statement may sound, the act of hurting oneself to cope with stress, anxiety or frustration actually has a name, non-suicidal self-injury (NSSI) and it affects 17% of adolescents, 15% of college students, and about 5% of adults.
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