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Instagram, TikTok and Pinterest Add Support Features to Help Users Struggling With Eating Disorders

Social media has long been the bane and the muse of anyone suffering from an eating disorder. To exist online with a pulse in the year 2012 was to understand the cesspool of “thinspiration”-style content that proliferated on platforms like Tumblr, Xanga and Pinterest, and more recently, the rise of “influencer”…Read more...
Tags: Science, Pinterest, Articles, Social Media, Software, Eating Disorders, Self Harm, Social Issues, Human Behavior, Anorexia Nervosa, National Eating Disorders Association, Body Shape, Culture Bound Syndromes, Pro Ana, Tumblr Xanga


How Do I Stop Escalating the Self-Harm?

From a teen in England: I’ve had a problem with self-harm for a long time. It started when I was about 13 and I would just repeatedly punch myself in the face and slam myself into furniture to leave bruises all over my body. Adoring the attention people would give me as I got the reputation of being clumsy so others would get things for me, lift heavy items for me or hold my arm so I wouldn’t trip. This was innocent enough but as the years progressed I began to want more. With me forcing myself ...
Tags: Family, England, General, Anxiety, Therapy, Parenting & Children, Abuse, Trauma, Self Harm, Self Injury


Should I Worry that I Think about Murder?

From a 13 year old girl in the U.S.:  1.  I like the thought of concerning things (murder, torture, harming myself), should I be worried? I’ve never acted out on these things, except for the self-harm- but I haven’t done it in a really long time.. 2. I have desires to do concerning things (running away, doing cannabis/marijuana, preform in sexual acts), I’m not sure why, but I really do want to do these things. 3. I’ve been to a few Psych Wards for my troubles, and I’ve realized that I really en...
Tags: Murder, General, Anxiety, Therapy, Teen Issues, Self Harm, Violence, Violent Thoughts


Divorced Dad Worried about His Daughter

From an adult in the U.S.:  My daughter is twelve, turning thirteen in a few weeks. She is diagnosed with severe depression and ASD. My daughter has had increasing levels of anxiety culminating into suicidal ideations over the last year. Her mother moved her to her grandmother’s house four years ago, and ever since then she has been able to come out to California to visit. After the increases in self harm behavior I began a custody case to have my daughter move here for the majority of the year....
Tags: General, Parenting, California, Relationships, Divorce, Depression, Therapy, Parenting & Children, Self Harm, Autism, Teen Depression, Teenager, Alex, Adolescence, Campbell, Suicidality


Intrusive Thoughts, Impulsive Behaviors, Feeling “Crazy”

So this problem has been going on for years, but I just figured out for the most part what’s going on. I keep having like thoughts that feel like they aren’t really “my” thoughts that are extremely critical and repeat what my abusive parents have said and still say. Like if someone says I’m stupid it’ll be like “you’re so stupid. That’s another reason nobody wants to be around you” and I keep hearing it and it sometimes progresses to suicidal taunting. I have done things when enraged and felt po...
Tags: Family, Suicide, Anxiety, Therapy, Anger Management, Teen Issues, Abuse, Trauma, Homicidal Ideation, Self Harm, Violence, Child Abuse, Anger, Self Control, Trauma History


I Want to Feel Happy

From a teen in Nigeria: I have depression and low self-esteem I have been living with my parents and they make me feel like I’m not good enough for anything and i distance myself from everyone and they keep complaining, i am always unhappy with everything and i feel like ending myself so i cut myself just so i can feel pain cause i feel numb, i am mentally exhausted and physically too, they know what i want and every time i do something wrong they use it to threaten me. I’ve always been like thi...
Tags: General, Relationships, Nigeria, Depression, Therapy, Self-esteem, Teen Issues, Parenting & Children, Self Harm, Cutting, Adolescent, Teenager, World Health Organization WHO, Self Injury, Psych Central People


Am I Being Overly Dramatic or Is Something Wrong?

From a young woman in the U.S.: I don’t know if there’s anything wrong with me or if I’m just over dramatic. It started when I was fourteen and went on for a couple of years. It then stoped for a while and came back and then it was gone again. The first time, I was feeling like I was nothing, that everything was my fault. I felt that my family’s unhappiness was because of me. Because of this I hurt myself because I thought I deserved it. After about a year and a half, I learned to control whatev...
Tags: General, Depression, Anxiety, Medication related questions, Guilt, Self Harm, Panic Attacks, CBT, David Burns, Self Injury


My Girlfriend Is Suffering from Mental Health Problems and I Don’t Know What to Do

My girlfriend has told me that she hear voices in her head and they tell her what to do She says that they dont leave her alone and that sometimes she sees them when she told me that she said she was seeing one right there.She says that she talks to the devil and that she sees guardian angels and that shes been to heaven and hell.She is convinced that she isnt beautiful and that im cheating on her,and that i dont love her.No matter what i say ,she wont believe im saying the truth.At night she sh...
Tags: School, Suicide, Relationships, Depression, Therapy, Teen Issues, Self Harm


Reddit partners and integrates with mental health service Crisis Text Line

Reddit, a discussion website and home to thousands of communities, announced this week a new partnership with mental health service, Crisis Text Line. The company offers a mental health text line offering live, 24/7 support for people in crisis, including those considering suicide or engaging in self-harm. With this partnership, Reddit users will be able to now flag others whose posts indicate they’re struggling or in crisis. The flagged user is then immediately sent a private message offerin...
Tags: Social, Social Media, Tech, Self Harm, Reddit, Crisis Help, KindVoice, Bob Filbin Co


People Who Self-Harm Reveal Why They Do It (M)

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Tags: Psychology, Self-harm, Jeremy Dean, Subscribers-only


Why Am I Obsessed with Pain?

From a teen guy in the U.S.: I started liking blood and its effected my sex life I started to like blood when i used self harm but then started to become more addicted as i grew up and now i like pain for some reason and often exercise my obsession through asking my partner to scratch my back up during sex or purposely getting into fights and letting myself get hit why do i have this obsession? People develop obsessions because they “work” in some way. Apparently, self-harm distracted you from e...
Tags: General, Sex, Relationships, Medical issues, Therapy, Teen Issues, Trauma, Self Harm, Blood, Bondage, CBT, Masochism


Self-Harming Partner

My partner of almost a decade has severe anxiety and other mental health issues. Every time he thinks he’s made a mistake or that he thinks someone thinks he made a mistake, he begins punishing himself (think Dobby from Harry Potter). He bangs his head on the wall and punches himself repeatedly and yells that he wants to die. It usually lasts around 10 seconds and as soon as the moment passes, he feels incredibly sorry. He’s never violent or angry toward others, only himself. Nobody who met him ...
Tags: General, Relationships, Depression, Anxiety, Therapy, Anger Management, Self-esteem, Personality, Abuse, Trauma, Self Harm, Harry Potter, Dobby, CBT, SSRI


I’m a Happy and Healthy Person, But My Partner Has BPD

So my girlfreind has BPD and self harm issues, she tried to commit suicide as well, and is very impulsive and rebellious, its hard for me because I dont want to be like her mom but i cant let her do things that are self destructive, i really care about her alot and really love being with her and she dosent pressure me ounce i say no, but i worry about her and how im going to spend my life with her, i was never unhappy before and she makes me happy but its also just so much stress and a lot on my...
Tags: Suicide, Relationships, Bipolar, Therapy, Borderline, Teen Issues, Self Harm, Dating, Borderline Personality, Bpd, Self Injury, Suicidality


Worrying about Some Possible Symptoms

So, a bit of context about me, I see a therapist about depression, social anxiety and self-harm. I’ve mentioned before to two different therapists about two instances separately where I had a very forceful and compulsive urge to do something. By something, I mean things like yell “fake” at a Remembrance Day service, even though I respect troops etc., jump off of a high ledge/cliff when I get close to the edge, punch my favourite aunt in the face out of nowhere. These would probably last for as l...
Tags: Depression, Anxiety, Teen Issues, Intrusive Thoughts, Self Harm, Schizophrenia, Psychosis, Ancestry, Compulsive Urge


Instagram expands ban on content related to self-harm and suicide

Earlier this year Instagram banned photos related to self-harm and suicide. Acting on calls for greater action, this week it expanded the ban to cover fictional depictions of the same subject matter, including memes and drawings.
Tags: News, Instagram, Trends, Social Media, Mental Health, Self-harm


Instagram expands ban on suicide content to cover cartoons and memes

Instagram has expanded a ban on graphical self-harm imagery to include a broader range of content depicting suicide, including fictional illustrations of self-harm and suicide methods such as drawings, cartoons and memes. “This past month, we further expanded our policies to prohibit more types of self-harm and suicide content. We will no longer allow fictional depictions of self-harm or suicide on Instagram, such as drawings or memes or content from films or comics that use graphic imagery,”...
Tags: Social, Facebook, Apps, Europe, UK, Instagram, Suicide, US, Social Media, Tech, Bbc, BBC News, Mental Health, Self Harm, United States, National Suicide Prevention Lifeline


Should I Be Worried about My Mental Health?

From a 14 year old girl in the U.S.:  i’ve become increasingly worried about my mental health. i don’t know what’s wrong with me, so i was wondering if you could help. here are some of my symptoms: 1. the feeling that everything is fake. i feel like i’m in a dream; everything is hazy. it feels like i’m playing a game as myself in 3rd person 2. twitching. gets especially bad in public/around others 3. developed a stutter and terrible speech issues. half the time, my sentences come out completely ...
Tags: General, Anxiety, Medical issues, Therapy, Teen Issues, Self Harm, Adolescence, My Mental Health, Memory & Pereception


I Don’t Know What’s Going on with My Mind

I have some issues or tendencies which I feel may not be normal and I fear that they may be related to some kind of mental health disorder. I’ve always had the tendency to talk to myself; when I was about 5 or 6 I had a group of imaginary friends and my mum would tell me stories of how I would sit behind the couch and have full blown conversations with them for ages at a time. Now I can’t help but have conversations with myself, usually when I am alone, and it feels so natural that I don’t even ...
Tags: Relationships, Therapy, Self Harm, Mood Swings, Cutting, Imagination, Self Injury, Talking to yourself


I Force Myself to Think about Different Things and I Just Can’t Stop My Brain

Hello, thank you for reading this, People say overthinking is to think about a given issue way too much for me let’s say I had some trouble a week ago and now I have made a decision and that problem Is all solved and I know it however when I am free or happy I force myself to think about it and everything I just can’t stop it and I do that until I stop feeling happy. I do believe I have OCD however could this be a symptom of it? Also when I am very frustrated I cut it doesn’t give me happiness a...
Tags: General, Youtube, Anxiety, Therapy, Teen Issues, Self Harm, Cutting, OCD, Rumination, Self Injury


My Best Friend’s Self-Harming

My best friend is turning 21 and she’s got a pretty scarred childhood what with being raped by her adopted, iron fist, controlling, Christian father and her father’s priest friend as a child, then again later by someone else. Her family by the way has legally disowned her because she’s not Christian. Like wtf!? Overkill much? Then not to mention being beaten senseless by a group of guys she knows not long ago, but won’t tell me their names because she knows I’d make them eat out of straws. She l...
Tags: Suicide, Relationships, Depression, Therapy, Teen Issues, Trauma, Self Harm, Alcoholism, Bdsm, Self Injury


Homicidal Thoughts & Ideations Are Becoming Intrusive & Common

I know the site has many articles on this but I feel like it may be different somehow. I have had homicidal thoughts from a young age, I am 14 now, but just about two months ago they started to become very common and sometimes intrusive, or at least more than before. I was hospitalized for suicide attempts and excessive self-harm in March so some people think this may be the cause of it. These thoughts are not disturbing to me, rather I enjoy them. I think of things like abusing people, what it ...
Tags: Family, Suicide, Therapy, Anger Management, Teen Issues, Abuse, Homicidal Thoughts, Trauma, Homicidal Ideation, Self Harm, Violence, Adolescence


I’m Not Sure if What I’m Experiencing Is Considered Normal

Hello, just to give some background, I’ve self-harmed and have gone to the hospital because of my injuries before. Ever since I was very young I’ve had strong urges to harm living things and even myself. I seem to like all things involving pain harm and blood. I’ve harmed myself several times in the past but not usually for suicidal tendencies but for fun, I try my best not to anymore. The thing that also concerns me is the fact I have terrible nightmares and very long and strange dreams/nightma...
Tags: General, Suicide, Depression, Anxiety, Therapy, Self-esteem, Teen Issues, Self Harm, Nightmares, Hallucinations


Social media firms agree to work with UK charities to set online harm boundaries

Social media giants, including Facebook -owned Instagram, have agreed to financially contribute to UK charities to fund them making recommendations that the government hopes will speed up decisions about removing content that promotes suicide/self-harm or eating disorders on their platforms. The development follows the latest intervention by health secretary Matt Hancock, who met with representatives from the Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Pinterest, Google and others yesterday to discuss...
Tags: Google, Social, Facebook, Europe, UK, England, Pinterest, Instagram, Internet, Suicide, Social Media, Tech, Eating Disorders, Self Harm, Digital Media, United Kingdom


Psychology Around the Net: April 6, 2019

This week’s Psychology Around the Net dives into how to stop worrying about what other people think of you, ways to defeat procrastination, why pets can help boost physical and mental health (especially in older adults), and more. Enjoy! Stop Worrying About What Others Think of You: 7 Tips for Feeling Better: The fear of rejection is at the root of caring what someone thinks of you. Learn how to understand what “rejection” really means, use rejection (when it actually happens) as a brilliant ...
Tags: Psychology, Family, Parenting, Suicide, Pets, Mothers, Research, Self-help, Guilt, Fear Of Rejection, Trauma, Self Harm, Procrastination, Fear, Women's Issues, The Joker


Am I Reacting to My Past or am I Just Being a Teenager?

From a teen in the U.S.:  I recently have begun to notice that my behavior has become rather strange. One second I could be happy, then next I could be sad, anxious, paranoid, or angry within an instant. I don’t understand how I feel. I’m assuming this begun at a much younger age than now, such as when I was probably ten or maybe eleven. I went through some sexual abuse as a child for 4-5 years (from the ages of 4-9) before it finally ended. And I’m happy to say that everything and everyone is s...
Tags: General, Sex, Anxiety, Therapy, Teen Issues, Abuse, Trauma, Self Harm, Child Abuse, Mood Swings, Adolescence, Self Injury


Satanic Panic 2.0: The Momo Challenge hoax [TW: Self-harm/suicide]

According to reports from gullible parents' organizations, police departments, and media outlets, Kids on the Internet are spreading memes featuring an image of "Momo" (actually a sculpture called "Mother Bird" created by Keisuke Aisawa for the Japanese SFX studio Link Factory) that includes explicit self-harm and suicide instructions (the "challenge" in "Momo challenge" is allegedly to get kids to hurt or kill themselves). It's a hoax, though. There are no verified sightings of Momo Challe...
Tags: Post, Kids, News, Parenting, Horror, Suicide, Atlantic, Memes, Rolling Stone, Hoaxes, Self-harm, SFX, Momo, Benjamin Radford, Samaritans, Moral Panics


Am I a Psychopath or Anxious?

From a teen in Canada:  I often feel extremely worried on whether I’m a psychopath. I feel empathy and remorse. When I was eight I had done something terrible to an animal and it ended up killing it by accident and I haven’t been able to let this go. I’m not entirely sure if this is guilt I feel, because I feel really bad about this. I have had past childhood trauma too. I also have major suicidal tendencies and self-harm behaviors. I have thoughts like, (NOT ACTING ON THESE) “What would happen ...
Tags: General, Anxiety, Therapy, Teen Issues, Self Harm, Canada, Psychosis, Psychopathology, Self Esteem, Remorse, Self Injury


Youtube ignored repeated reports about explicit suicide instructions spliced into cartoons on Youtube Kids

[TW: Suicide] A griefer has been reportedly splicing video of himself giving explicit instructions for committing suicide into animated videos on Youtube Kids; he lets the video run for several minutes before breaking in to say "Kids, remember, cut this way for attention, and this way for results"; despite "hundreds of reports" of this in the comments for the videos, they stayed online for several months until members of the Pedimom community (run by pediatrician/mother Free N Hess) made a con...
Tags: Post, Kids, News, Parenting, Christ What An Asshole, Youtube, Self-harm, Hess, Griefers, Trigger warning, Pedimom, Hess Pedimom, Mother Pedimom


A Recent Episode I Had Has Made Me Wondering if Psychosis Is Involved with My Depression/Anxiety

I was diagnosed with depression and severe anxiety as a teenager, dealing with cutting and bulimia. As the years have gone by, I’ve been on and off of medications and while I knew I still dealt with the mental illness, I felt like I’d grown a lot. Over the last couple of years, though, things have gotten bad again. It seems that I’ll be fine or at least stable for months until something will go wrong, and it’s like a house of cards toppling over. It’ll send me spiraling into what I refer to as a...
Tags: Depression, Anxiety, Borderline, Self Harm, Psychosis, Hearing Voices, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, DBT, Self Injury


I Told My Therapist I Wanted to See Someone Else

Yesterday I was in a really bad place. I have been struggling with suicidal ideation and self-harming for weeks. My therapist made the comment she was worried about me and that made me panic. I told her I wanted to see someone else because I didn’t want her to worry about me, in an email. I said it without thinking through. She said she respected my decision and she deleted all my upcoming appointments. Today I feel so much worse. I thought we would talk about it then have at least one more sess...
Tags: Suicide, Regret, Therapy, Self Harm, Therapeutic Relationship, Suicidal Ideation