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Lacey

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I can answer any and all questions about anything related to self-harm. I can offer advice on what to do if you know someone who is self-harming or if you yourself are. I can provide ways to get help and ways to cope. I have gone through counseling so I can answer questions related to that as well.

Experience in the area

I was a self-harmer for a while, before I got the help I needed. I have been through what some of you may go through and I can provide an inside look that many others can not provide. I believe in getting help to those who need it. I have also helped friends and loved ones overcome their own self-harming addiction.

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I have taken two seperate psychology classes, one at a college level. I have written two research papers on the topic of self-mutilation, focusing on cutting. I have read many books about self-mutilation. I have learned ways to cope, get help, and ways to relieve the anxiety in a way other than self-harm. I realize that I am not a psychiatrist but I believe I can help in a way that a psychiatrist wouldn't be able to by providing first hand experience with the topic.

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Recent Answers from Lacey

2014-12-01 Self Harm:

Hi Hannah,     The only real advice I can give you is to talk to your mom. Tell her everything you've told me (except about you self-harming if you aren't ready to talk about that yet). It seems to me

2013-10-31 I know I should want to stop but I don't.:

Hi Holly,    As you know, trying to quit when you're not ready or not willing is very difficult. The best thing you can do is to take your mind off of it when you feel the urge. Or, do something other

2013-10-24 Self harm (3 questions):

Hi Ashley,    In regards to your first question, if this girl is planning on committing suicide, you should most definitely tell someone. In the U.S., if you go to a school counselor and say that you are

2013-03-12 should i stop:

Hi Teresa,    What you are feeling isn't very different from what a lot of people in your situation feel. You may not see cutting as something that is causing a lot of harm to you but it's causing more

2013-01-16 Cutting:

Rae,     Even though you probably know this, I'm going to mention it; cutting is not healthy and you should try to quit. That being said, trying to stop cutting before you are ready can lead to frustration

 

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