A Teen’s Plea: Stop Ignoring Boys’ Self-Harming Behaviors

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A young man’s cry for help for boys who self-harm.

5 Ways To Help Someone Who Self-Harms

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Self-Harm is so hard to understand, which makes offering support difficult. Andrew Lawes has some advice for anyone affected.

Is It Okay to Not Be Okay?

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Kevin Keen’s friend has voluntarily committed herself to a mental institution for severe depression and self-harm and wonders what it means to be normal.

Thoughts of Depression, Self-Harm, and Suicide

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Suicidal people are often called selfish or cowardly, but how often are they called exhausted or terrified? Andrew Lawes shares his story.

“Degrading other people’s moral character because they don’t hit the gym 6 days a week and leave/breathe/eat fitness is just plain sad.”

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The 6 Most Shockingly Irresponsible “Fitspiration” Photos

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A fitness expert talks about six images that do more harm than good.

Anchored to Abuse: The Journey from Statistic to Survivor

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Nannette Ricaforte shows how domestic violence can use fear and hope as magnets.

“One of the problems with cutting is that it can spiral out of control.”

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I Became an Escort

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Felicity Hodgman treated affairs like a drug, and men as disposable.

Understanding Self-Harm

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Andrew Lawes explains how ‘self-harm isn’t about dying. Self-harm is about living.’

Preparation to Die

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What does a psychologist do when despair leads to suicidal thoughts?

Depression—My Story

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Depression can be a fatal illness. Andrew Lawes has survived it, but it was a near thing for a while.

When Your Parent Dies

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What gifts of care or truth are worthwhile to the dying, and to those left behind?

Why So Violently?

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Men are taught to fight their way out of their problems. When men turn that violence on themselves, the result is both epic and tragic.

Suicide: 8/11

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Suicide is a men’s issue.

“Despite hearing that women are more prone to depression, men account for 80% of successful suicides.”

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