Why do People Self-Harm?

Self-harm, also known as self-injury, is defined as the intentional, direct injuring of body tissue, usually done without the intent of suicide. Self harm has a stigma attached to it, with non-suffers often assuming the only reason for this behaviour is to garner ‘attention’. However, this behaviour is often routed in psychological suffering and provides … Continue reading Why do People Self-Harm?

What is PTSD?

Symptoms: Some of the most common symptoms of PTSD include the following: Intense feelings of distress when reminded of a tragic eventExtreme physical reactions to reminders of trauma such as a nausea, sweating or a pounding heartInvasive, upsetting memories of a tragedyFlashbacks (feeling like the trauma is happening again)Nightmares of either frightening things or of … Continue reading What is PTSD?