Wedge - Mental Health & Wellbeing Show


About this Seminar:

Self-injury Myths

Drowning, not waving. Everyone needs and deserves attention, and it’s bizarre that some people see ‘attention seeking’ as a reason to ignore a person and their distress!

Self-injury is not ‘attention seeking’ but can indicate a ‘need for attention’.

In this lighter talk, we’ll cover the many myths around self-injury (considering age, gender, purpose, mental illness, addiction, pain, and suicide).

About the Speaker:


Director of LifeSIGNS

LifeSIGNS (Self-Injury Guidance & Network Support) is an online, user-led voluntary organisation, founded in 2002 to create understanding about self-injury and provide information and support to people of all ages affected by self-injury.

As the founder, Wedge (his forename) has personal experience of self-injury as a pre-teen, teenager, and young adult.

His recovery journey has included learning alternative coping mechanisms, dealing with depression and anxiety, guiding others on their journey, and caring about things a little less.

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