Cutting

How To Help Someone Who Cuts: Seeking Professional Help

How To Help Someone Who Cuts: Seeking Professional Help

All week we’ve been discussing the serious topic of self-mutilation and cutting. We’ve discussed why someone may self-harm, how to react to someone who cuts, and how to communicate concern with someone who feels tempted to hurt themselves. The next step is getting in this process is getting professional help. A trained professional can help can help with:

How to Help Someone Who Cuts: Being Patient

How to Help Someone Who Cuts: Being Patient

As mentioned in the previous blogs, how you react to someone who is cutting can make a big difference. Although for people who don't cut it can feel very frustrating to understand, you must be patient with that person. Again, the more you shame them or condemn them, the more emotions it creates, which is a trigger for them to cut.

How to Be Patient

Be careful what you say and how you say it. As frustrated as you may be, still continue to be as encouraging as you can. Try to encourage them to talk about their feelings, then just listen.

How to Help Someone Who Cuts: How to Communicate

How to Help Someone Who Cuts: How to Communicate

This week we are talking about cutting—a problem that affects as many as 1 in 12 teenagers, as well as many adults. Do you know what to do if you discover that someone you care about is cutting?

Don’t Demand That They Stop

Those who cut often have loved ones who try to help. Frequently, these loved ones just demand that the cutter stop immediately. Demanding that they stop is often a knee-jerk reaction to finding out about the self-harm. It can be very unsettling to think that someone you care about is practicing self-mutilation.

Preventing Panic Attacks - Resources

Preventing Panic Attacks - Resources

Today, we will finish up with resources for further reading, that will be helpful if you or someone you know suffers from panic attacks or anxiety: