By Gerrilyn Smith

Offers the private stories of a wide variety of girls who self-multilate, explores the reasons and results of self-harming habit, and gives ideas for knowing, overcoming, and therapeutic from self-mutilation. Softcover. DLC: Self--mutilation.

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Discharge from hospital was planned even though they knew I didn’t feel comfortable with leaving. I felt unwanted and alone. They wanted me out of hospital and they would have me out. I have no faith in the local mental health unit. I feel there is no one to turn to. Elaine Often the amount of professional time is dramatically reduced. So you can go from total supervision to very brief appointments. My Community Psychiatric Nurse (CPN) came to see me last week…but she only stayed 20 minutes. Sharon Getting Access to Services 53 However, this is not always the case.

I sometimes think people can see my mother inside me. I feel entwined by her, my body still feels connected to hers. I feel covered and smothered by her. I want to hurt her, kill her. I cut her flesh away from mine. It is the only way that I will be free of her. 11 They describe how starting in infancy a whole range of emotions are communicated via skin contact or lack of it. Washing, stroking, soothing, holding, and warmth all involve sensations within the skin. Neglect of a child often leaves the child feeling physically uncomfortable, wet, cold, sore.

Elaine Often the amount of professional time is dramatically reduced. So you can go from total supervision to very brief appointments. My Community Psychiatric Nurse (CPN) came to see me last week…but she only stayed 20 minutes. Sharon Getting Access to Services 53 However, this is not always the case. Some women feel they are offered less of a service while in-patients then they received as out-patients. Eventually it was decided I needed a psychiatrist. We got nowhere in relation to my self-harm until I told him about the drink.

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