Trigger Warning: Self-Harm
Coping skills are a way to deal with difficult situations, people and emotions. Many people enjoy listening to music, writing, exercising, and painting on days they do not feel the greatest. However, for some people the emotions can feel so overwhelming they turn to self-harm looking to release the emotional pain.
March 1 is Self-Injury Awareness Day— a day that focuses on increasing education and support on a misunderstood problem. According to research from the National Library of Medicine, about 17% of all people will self-harm during their lifetime.