About this Seminar:
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.