Self Harm

6 Warning Signs of BDD – Plastic Surgery: How Much is Too Much?

The three wishes of every man: to be healthy, to be rich by honest means, and to be beautiful.
—PLATO
There were close to 10 million cosmetic surgeries in the U.S. last year. Are we obsessed with  beauty? Dr. Nancy Etcoff thinks so. She says, “Philosophers ponder it and pornographers proffer it. Asked why people

Tips for Helping a Friend who is Cutting

Tips for helping a friend who is cutting

10 Tips to Improve Self-Concept – We’re not Fat! We’re Fabulous!

Is bigger better? Some fuller figured women are repulsed by the thought of using plus sized models for product ads.

Various studies show that body image is directly related to self-esteem issues in young women; however, a new study at Arizona State University found that plus-size models can not sell products as effectively as thinner models.

10 Warning Signs & Tips to Prevent Suicide – Artie Lange Suicide Attempt

Artie Lange recently stabbed himself nine times and people wonder how someone can get to his level of success and still attempt to take his life. According to Artie’s boss, Howard Stern, Artie has been struggling with addictions for a long time. This attempt is causing people to look around them and wonder what they

By |January 8th, 2010|Adults, Alcohol, Anxiety, Blog, Depression, Drug, Self Harm|0 Comments

Childhood Sexual Abuse Colors The World Dark

Childhood sexual abuse has only become a societal issue in the past several decades. Consequently there is a lack of research, much of which began in the 1980’s. Finkelhor and Brown (1986) defined sexual abuse as any sexual activity involving a child under eighteen in which the other person is five or more years older

Self-Harm: Should Self-Mutilation Be considered Suicidal Behavior

Although all behavior that causes tissues damage should be assessed for lethality, the intent of self-mutilating behavior is one of reaffirming life. So no, it is not a suicidal act and the person should not be treated as if they had attempted to end their life. Adolescents and adults who self-injure generally do not have

By |July 28th, 2007|Adults, Anxiety, Blog, Cutting, Depression, Self Harm, Teens|0 Comments