Suicidal Thoughts & Self-Harm
Underlying mental health conditions, past trauma, intense emotional turmoil, and/or a sense of isolation can factor into one’s development of self-harm habits and suicidal ideation. This can be deeply distressing and a complex emotional experience, despite many individuals grappling with it. It is a delicate and critical subject where compassion, understanding, and intervention are very important.
How Can Suicidal Thoughts and Self-Harm Affect Your Life?
Self-harm and suicidal ideation can feel like rough waves crashing on the shore, wearing away at the foundations of your well-being. They can erode your resilience, making every situation feel like a battle. You may feel bogged down by these constant thoughts and feel like you must repeat the cycle of self-harm to cope with these emotions. This can create very unhealthy habits that only negatively affect your well-being. Thankfully, proper intervention and therapy can help.
How Can Therapy Help?
Therapy can serve as a lifeline for individuals struggling with self-harm and suicidal thoughts. A skilled therapist provides a safe space to express your feelings and get to the root cause of them. You will learn healthier coping strategies in therapy, which will eventually replace your desire to self-harm.
What To Expect in Therapy Sessions
You can be assured that in sessions, you’ll receive empathetic and compassionate guidance. My goal is to make you feel heard and understood, reducing your sense of isolation. Together, we will work on identifying triggers and underlying issues that contribute to these patterns. We will also create a safety plan for crisis management for times in which you slip into old habits. All of these techniques are focused on building emotional resilience, self-esteem, and a sense of purpose in life.
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