Alternatives To Self-Harm
By Cheryl Rainfield, 2011
- Ask for a hug;
- Talk it out;
- Look at feel-good images;
- Listen to soothing music;
- Write, paint, or dance it out;
- Pat or play with pets.
- Forgive yourself, and the child you once were;
- Remember how vulnerable you were;
- Turn your anger on your abusers (in your mind);
- Treat yourself the way you would a friend, someone you love.
- Go for a run;
- Punch a pillow;
- Throw raw eggs into the tub;
- Scream into a pillow.
- Call a crisis line;
- Talk to a friend. Tell them how you feel;
- Read Mari Collings’ Reasons Not to Kill Yourself.
Written by Cheryl Rainfield, author of Scars, a teen novel about a girl who self-harms to cope with abuse.
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©Cheryl Rainfield, 2011
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