On March 5th 2016 at 6pm SLT, There will be a special play dedicated to #selfharm to raise awareness. As someone who lost a real life sister to suicide almost two years ago, I strongly encourage everyone to try and attend this event. Details are below:
We invite you to come and be alert as our special guest speaker will inform us about this. Then follow by our play orchestrated by then no other then Sucre Breeze!!!!
Self-injury in school aged children and young people is a very real issue that all schools, colleges and universities need to take seriously. Self-harm also referred to as self-injury, self-inflicted violence, nonsuicidal self injury and self-injurious behavior, refers to a spectrum of behaviors where demonstrable injury is self-inflicted. The behavior involves deliberate tissue damage that is usually performed without suicidal intent. The most common form of self-harm involves cutting of the skin using a sharp object, e. g. a knife or razor blade. Eighty percent of self-harm involves stabbing or cutting the skin with a sharp object. Sometimes Self -Harm can be caused by Mental Illness, Psychological Factors, Genetics , Drugs and alcohol.
Signs and symptoms of cutting and self harm
Self-harm includes anything you do to intentionally injure yourself. Some of the more common ways include:
- cutting or severely scratching your skin
- burning or scalding yourself
- hitting yourself or banging your head
- punching things or throwing your body against walls and hard objects
- sticking objects into your skin
- intentionally preventing wounds from healing
- swallowing poisonous substances or inappropriate objects
Self-harm can also include less obvious ways of hurting yourself or putting yourself in danger, such as driving recklessly, binge drinking, taking too many drugs, and having unsafe sex.
Warning signs that a family member or friend is cutting or self-injuring
Because clothing can hide physical injuries, and inner turmoil can be covered up by a seemingly calm disposition, self-injury can be hard to detect. However, there are red flags you can look for (but remember—you don’t have to be sure that you know what’s going on in order to reach out to someone you’re worried about):
- Unexplained wounds or scars from cuts, bruises, or burns, usually on the wrists, arms, thighs, or chest.
- Blood stains on clothing, towels, or bedding; blood-soaked tissues.
- Sharp objects or cutting instruments, such as razors, knives, needles, glass shards, or bottle caps, in the person’s belongings.
- Frequent “accidents.” Someone who self-harms may claim to be clumsy or have many mishaps, in order to explain away injuries.
- Covering up. A person who self-injures may insist on wearing long sleeves or long pants, even in hot weather.
- Needing to be alone for long periods of time, especially in the bedroom or bathroom.
- Isolation and irritability.
Our Mission and Goal
Our mission is to bring awareness about the risk and factors about Self harm. We want to provide everyone a Play about self harm. self-injury is an unhealthy way to cope with emotional pain, intense anger and frustration that can lead to death. We will also be holding this awareness event as a charity. All donations will go to “ The Trevor Project ”. The Trevor Project is the leading national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning (LGBTQ) young people ages 13-24. If you will like be apart of our play please sign up and someone will reach out to you within 24 hours.
Self-Harm Play Sign Up:
The Trevor Project: