Suicide ideation and self-harm may lack suicidal intentions, but they both act as a risk factor for suicide. The presence of either of these behaviors in the past or present indicates an increased risk of suicide when the individual is in emotional duress. Self-harm and suicide are both conducted when experiencing intense feelings. These feelings may be acted upon impulsively, or they may lead to thoughts, or plans of suicide, (suicide ideation).
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Mental Illness and Its Influence on Self-Harming Tendencies
While NSSID is listed as its own diagnosis, it does coexist with many other mental health issues. The presence of a single mental health issue increases the risk of developing another. The following list outlines some forms of mental illness commonly linked to self-harming behavior.
Self-Harm and Suicidal Ideation: My Experience
I have two goals through this platform. First, to raise awareness for mental health and be a positive influence for those that struggle with maintaining it. Second, continuing to improve my own mental health through self-reflection. I could provide you with textbook examples, symptoms, and psychological reasons, but I feel that personal testimonies make the greatest impact.
Emotional Flashbacks: My Personal Testimony and the Guide I Use to Manage Them
I want to share my experience with you. Emotional flashbacks are confusing, scary, and heartbreaking. There are so many of us that truly do not understand what an emotional flashback looks like or what it is, my goal is to clarify this for you and assist others in recognizing this symptom within themselves.
Disparities in Mental Health and Mental Healthcare Among BIPOC
Since the early 2000s, countless researchers have studied the differences in the prevalence of mental illness and the quality of the American healthcare system concerning race and ethnic groups. These researchers have showcased the existence of significant disparities in mental health and mental healthcare within the United States. However, these disparities exist regarding physical healthContinue reading “Disparities in Mental Health and Mental Healthcare Among BIPOC”
Complex PTSD: The Long Term Effects of Trauma
C-PTSD, or complex post-traumatic stress disorder, is a mental health condition that causes trauma symptoms alongside difficulty managing emotions and maintaining relationships. Fear, isolation, depression, and anxiety shape the life of an individual living with complex PTSD. Those of us living with CPTSD would often use the words; broken, different, and distrustful to describe ourselves. Examining the symptoms and behaviors associated with CPTSD below will help you understand why.
Anger Management: A Guide to Handling Strong Emotions
Get angry. It is normal and entirely unavoidable. We all express anger differently. Some of us throw objects, hit walls, or scream at those that irritate us. Others shut down and turn the anger inwards. Both reactions are unhealthy ways to express and deal with anger that harms us or those around us.
Attachment Theory, Attachment Styles, and Adult Mental Health
Do you often wonder why specific thoughts and behaviors reoccur in every relationship? Are you mistrusting, clingy, abrasive, or afraid in close relationships? Do intrusive thoughts, impulsive actions, and confusion hinder your ability to strengthen and develop relationships with others? Understanding relations, beliefs, and behaviors towards others is possible when you examine attachment theory and the roots of attachment issues.
Telehealth: The Present and Future of Mental Health Care
Health care systems could utilize telemedicine to correct America’s mental health crisis. Too many Americans lack the support and accessibility to mental health care services. Telemedicine can expand the availability of mental health care and help ensure that those who need help receive it.
Trauma Informed Care: Supporting Individuals with ACEs and Toxic Stress
The primary theory behind trauma-informed care is that the presence of ACEs and toxic stress has a massive effect on our current emotional and mental well-being.