The Biggest Factor In Avoiding Self-harm Is Not Wanting To Do It

All the coping skills in the world won’t stop you from hurting yourself if you’re set on doing it

Photo by Vicky Sim on Unsplash

“I know all the things I need to do Sarah, the trouble is, I just really can’t be bothered.”

This interaction with a client last year was one in which I truly learned more from them than they did from me. This quote was delivered…



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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.