A Comic for People Who Don't Know What to Do When a Loved One Self-Harms
Approaching a loved one about your struggles with self-harm can be one of the scariest things a person has to do. Likewise, when someone approaches you about their self-harm, you might be equally as intimidated, unsure of actions to take or how to react.
If you want a simple way to show your loved ones what they can do, look no further. Marzi, a comic known for her Introvert Doodle series, created a simple comic that shows the dos and don’ts of talking to your loved one about self-harm.
Pass it on:
– Be dismissive.
– Totally freak out.
– Promise to keep it a secret.
– Treat them differently. They’re still the same person you know and love.
– Calmly assess the situation.
– Seek professional help (even minor injuries equals major red flag).
– Offer love and support.
You can find Marzi’s book, “Introvert Doodles,” here.
If you struggle with self-harm and you need support right now, call the crisis hotline at 1-800-273-8255 or text “START” to 741-741. For a list of ways to cope with self-harm urges, click here.
Image via Introvert Doodles