Self-injurious behaviors (SIBs) can be maladaptive ways of coping with stress and intense emotions. Some people exhibiting SIBs might experience extreme changes in mood and struggle to regulate their emotions. They might resort to harmful behaviors as a way of relieving their emotional turmoil by cutting, burning, strangulation, head-banging, throwing themselves down to the ground, […]
Should I Hide My Self-Injury Scars?
Before treatment and beginning recovery, some of us might have used self-injury as a maladaptive coping skill. While we have learned to move beyond our past and found better ways of coping with stressors and powerful emotions, we might still have retained scars from our past. We might feel embarrassed when people notice these scars […]