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Re: [SPECIAL GUEST] Self injury: riding the wave of distressed emotions

@stonepixie I'm exactly the same! I've found that actually writing our little dot points helps my brain not go completely blank!

Re: [SPECIAL GUEST] Self injury: riding the wave of distressed emotions

I guess I'd say that it must have been a really tough time they were going through. Not blame them or say that they shouldn't have harmed themselves. 

Re: [SPECIAL GUEST] Self injury: riding the wave of distressed emotions

@SarahS oh, yes! I've been told I have a hyperactive amygdala, but things are calming down now. Smiley Happy

My entire life can be described in one sentence: It didn't go as planned and that's okay. ツ

Re: [SPECIAL GUEST] Self injury: riding the wave of distressed emotions

@P85C That is a great idea. I must recommend that to my patients

Re: [SPECIAL GUEST] Self injury: riding the wave of distressed emotions

Maybe it would be a good time to talk about other things that people can do to cope with hard times? 

Re: [SPECIAL GUEST] Self injury: riding the wave of distressed emotions

@MiaMouse1 That would be an ideal response! Sounds like you would be awesome for a friend to chat to about it

Re: [SPECIAL GUEST] Self injury: riding the wave of distressed emotions

yeah I have had my fair share of experience with this one cause I work in the same sort of industry. Whenever someone says anything I just play it cool, I'm like "yeah I know they're there... what about them?" or I say "I think it's pretty obvious what they are from so let's just leave it"
//You can stay afraid, or slit the throat of fear and be brave//

Re: [SPECIAL GUEST] Self injury: riding the wave of distressed emotions

 

If someone wanted to talk to you about theirs, what would you say? 

If someone wanted to talk to me about their scars i'd be completely open to it. I think it's important to maybe thank the person for sharing and say you understand it might be tough to talk about.

 

Re: this particular question. To be honest, I think everyone knows or knows of someone who has struggled with self harming behaviours. Maybe this blokey culture would be more accepting than he thinks? I know it's easier said than done but I guess you never know.

 

Maybe you could start by telling someone you are closer to in the group of blokes?

lanejane

Re: [SPECIAL GUEST] Self injury: riding the wave of distressed emotions

@j95 Do your colleagues ask you directly? As in, how did you get those scars? Or are they more indirect? Are they snide? Or genuinely interested?

Re: [SPECIAL GUEST] Self injury: riding the wave of distressed emotions

I just don't find it necessary for people to point out something like that especially at a work place in front of everyone, so stupid.
//You can stay afraid, or slit the throat of fear and be brave//