“FDA Proposes Ban on ‘Shock’ Device Used to Curb Self-Harm”

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This April 22, 2016 HealthDayNews article found on the Philly.com website talks about a proposal by the FDA to ban the use of shock devices used for treating self-harm.  Most people these devices are used on have an Intellectual Disability and the FDA thinks about 30 to 40 people in a single facility who are being “treated” with these devices.  Some of the side effects of these devices include skin irritation or burns, and shocking if the device malfunctions but no self-harm is occurring.

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“the semicolon project “

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This June 18, 2015 post on the “HPWRITESBLOG” talks about the semicolon project that aims to help those struggling with anxiety, depression, self-harm or suicidal tendencies.

“Stigma: Breaking the cycle of mental health perception”

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This November 2, 2014 Herald-Standard article talks about breaking the common perceptions of mental health issues and includes a video about a couple of people and their history, accomplishments, and goals.

“Mental Illness: A Story of Struggle and Strength”

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While I found this story to be very inspiring,

I would like to note that it is possible it could be triggery for some,

the writer describes her struggle with self-injury and suicide.

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  This April 22, 2013 article on the Cabrini College Loquitur website talks about one woman’s struggle with mental illness, she describes what things were like for her as a teen, but then also goes on to explain that she can’t imagine going through life differently then she has.

 

Today is National Self-injury Awareness Day

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March 1, 2013 is Self-Injury Awareness Day

For those who want to learn a little more about Self-injury, here’s a link to a paper I wrote in college on the subject ….. “An Opinion Paper on Self-Injury

 

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Self-injury in males

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This YouTube video was uploaded by HealthyPlace on September 21, 2012 and discusses the myth that self-injury is only a female issue.

 

“Study: Even 7-year-olds sometimes hurt themselves”

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self harm (Photo credit: the|G|™)

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This June 11, 2012 article on the Times Herald website talks about a recent study that indicates kids as young as 7 years old have potential for self-injury

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