Self-harm Can Be An Addiction

And mental health professionals need to recognize it as such if they’re going to help

Photo by Dan Meyers on Unsplash

For years I mentally berated myself for still having thoughts of self-harm, long after I’d ‘given it up’. It was a conversation with a recovering alcoholic who described her ongoing struggle that helped me to reframe it.

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Sarah McManus MSc

Sarah McManus MSc

Sarah McManus is a UK-based writer of mental health articles. She has an MSc in Psychology, and writes about mental health, self-harm, and Neurodiversity.