Allow Some Mental Health Patients to Self-harm

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From The Independent: According to one researcher, some patients on mental health units should be allowed to self-harm. Forcibly stopping patients from engaging in self-harm can exacerbate rather than contain the problem by producing a confrontational rather than therapeutic environment as well as increasing patients’ feelings of powerlessness.

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2 COMMENTS

  1. This isn’t an either or situation as usual. When my wife was self harming, I simply went thru it WITH her. It’s about being a ‘safe haven’. I helped her process the overwhelming emotions she was experiencing and didn’t let her do any major damage to herself or me, but I also didn’t ‘stop’ her.