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How to Deal with Heavy Self-Harm

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I been having heavy self-harm thoughts and the problem is I am looking to return to the work field. I am afraid that when get a job and have the urges to cut that I will be in psych ward and lose my job. I really do not know what to do and I do have a good support system. I just do not want to bother them.

How to Deal with Heavy Self-Harm

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Now that you have identified a problem, your next step should be consulting a mental health professional.

Mental health professionals are trained to help people who are engaging in self-harm. You can rely on them for support, advice and guidance. They can teach you better ways to deal with the strong emotions that drive you to want to self-harm. Gaining this knowledge and these skills could keep you out of the hospital and help you to remain employed.

You’re lucky to have a good support system. The only thing missing is the professional guidance of a therapist. You would feel a great deal of relief if self-harm were to no longer be a part of your life. That is possible with counseling. Please consider it. Take care.

Dr. Kristina Randle

How to Deal with Heavy Self-Harm

Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW

Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW is a licensed psychotherapist and Assistant Professor of Social Work and Forensics with extensive experience in the field of mental health. She works in private practice with adults, adolescents and families. Kristina has worked in a large array of settings including community mental health, college counseling and university research centers.

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Randle, K. (2018). How to Deal with Heavy Self-Harm. Psych Central. Retrieved on March 24, 2019, from
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