Reblog: “Teen mental health and self harm: Understanding why — Imagine Therapy”

I'm intimately acquainted with self-harm and have the scars and open sores to prove it. It's a strange behaviour, one that's hard to understand even when you engage in it. It's hard to talk about and hard for the people in your life to "get". It's hard for them to know how to help and …

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Thank God for antibiotics.

Thank God for antibiotics. We mostly don’t die from simple infections anymore. The first was penicillin, discovered in the 1940s after British scientist Alexander Fleming observed the effect a specific kind of mold was having on infectious bacteria. Since then, antibiotics have been recognized as one of the greatest advances in therapeutic medicine. Prior to …

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It’s lovely to be asked – a post about self-harm.

Late last month I received an exciting email. Someone from the website Love What Matters sent me a message. They’d liked some of the things I’d written, they said, and wondered if I would want to write something for them. I’m pretty sure Academy Award winners aren’t as thrilled. I love props. Especially when it’s …

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