Heartbreak Mapping Instructions


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~Self Harm~

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Self-harm (SH) or deliberate‍ self-harm (DSH) includes self-injury (SI) and self-poisoning and is defined as the intentional, direct injuring of body tissue most often done without suicidal intentions .Self Harm isn't always physical .There are some people who can mentally hurt themselves without really trying to.


Why does this break your heart?

This breaks my heart because when a cuts or harms themselves, they aren't just hurting themselves they are hurting the ones who love them as well. - Lexi, WHS
Watch for the first four minutes.‍
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_7cACAD01z4
Shelby (FBHS) -Self-harm breaks my heart because I hate that there are things and people in this world that can overwhelm a person so much to the point that they feel like this is the only way to get a moment of relief.
Self-Harm breaks my heart because I believe no person should be pushed to the point where they physically harm themselves. - Freya (WHS) ( https://twloha.com/learn/story/ )

-Travis FBHS- This breaks my heart for many reasons.One thing is that it's sad that people have to harm themselves in order to get attention and/or feel better about themselves Etc... Also, because I know how hard it is to know someone that harms themselves in any way.

"It's Okay To Not Be Okay"

This breaks my heart because friends of mine have done this sort of action, some needed actual help, others for attention. All in all though self- harm in my eyes is a terrible thing to consider because of the fact that self- harm can lead into accidental suicide. -Orion FBHS

Research and Facts About this ‍Heartbreak‍

Self-harm can be caused by someone being bullied or discriminated against, not only that but also someone could have family issues or just simply the fact that the feel that they aren't good enough for the rest of the world. Self-harm is a serious matter that if it doesn't get stopped in time someone could get tired of harming themselves and then feel the need that they no longer have a purpose to live. We need to stop it before it starts.

Myths and Facts about cutting and self-harm ( Help Guide, 2016)
Because cutting and other means of self-harm tend to be taboo subjects, the people around you—and possibly even you—may harbor serious misconceptions about your motivations and state of mind. Don’t let these Myths get in the way of getting help or helping someone you care about.
Myth: People who cut and self-injure are trying to get attention.
Fact: The painful truth is that people who self-harm generally do so in secret. They aren’t trying to manipulate others or draw attention to themselves. In fact, shame and fear can make it very difficult to come forward and ask for help.
Myth: People who self-injure are crazy and/or dangerous.
Fact: It is true that many people who self-harm suffer from anxiety, depression, or a previous trauma—just like millions of others in the general population. Self-injury is how they cope. Slapping them with a “crazy” or “dangerous” label isn’t accurate or helpful.
Myth: People who self-injure want to die.
Fact: Self-injurers usually do not want to die. When they self-harm, they are not trying to kill themselves—they are trying to cope with their pain. In fact, self-injury may be a way of helping themselves go on living. However, in the long-term, people who self-injure have a much higher risk of suicide, which is why it’s so important to seek help.
Myth: If the wounds aren’t bad, it’s not that serious.
Fact: The severity of a person’s wounds has very little to do with how much he or she may be suffering. Don’t assume that because the wounds or injuries are minor, there’s nothing to worry about.
Myth: Teens self-injure and grow out of it when they get older.
Fact: People who self-injure are not immature, they are coping with more than they know how to manage.People of any age can turn to self-injury after trauma, stress
or to
cope with mental or emotional distress.
Myth: The problem is self-inflicted; therefore the person does not need help or understanding.
Fact: The person often feels enormous, overwhelming pain. Self-injuring is the only way they know to express it. This level of emotional distress should always be taken seriously.
Myth: Self-injury isn't common
Fact: Self-injury is more common than people think. The reason that people think that it's not common is because they look for regular signs that aren't always
there,
Causes Of Self-Harm

  • Learning – This theory suggest that the first instance of self-injurious behavior is either positively or negatively reinforced. When self-injurious behavior increases calm feelings and leads to an improvement in mood, these rewards increase the likelihood of the person engaging in the behavior again (positive reinforcement). There may also be a decrease in distress or negative feelings associated with the self-harm. This may increase self-harm as something negative is taken away (negative reinforcement)
  • Coping strategy –Sometime self-injurious behavior may be the individual’s way of coping with stress and therefore engage in self-harm when faced with negative life events.
  • Emotional regulation – Reports indicate that self-injury takes one’s mind off of extreme tension and intolerable, overwhelming emotions. The pain of self-harm distracts the person or allows them to temporarily avoid negative thoughts and feelings.
  • Create sensation – Sometimes people have traumatic experiences which result in the inability to experience emotions. The pain produced by self-injurious behavior triggers the production of natural endorphin s, leading to a strong sense of pleasure.
  • Control – Some people feel they have no ability to alter or change anything in their life and become highly distressed over the chaos and unpredictable nature of their environment. Self-harm provides a sense of being in control of one part of their life
  • .Emotional expression – Some individuals never learn to identify, label, or properly express emotions during childhood; they may have learned that emotional expression is not appropriate. As they get older, they may use self-harm as a way to express negative emotions.
  • Punishment – Individuals who have grown up in homes in which they’re told that they’re defective often feel shameful, incompetent, useless, and insignificant and see themselves filled with faults. Self-injurious behavior may develop as a means of punishment for perceived transgressions.
  • Attention- no matter how sad it is, some individuals self-harm to get the attention of others, it may be they just want to get the attention of one person, and it until that one person notices they may continue.

Statistics and info on individuals who self-harm

17.2% of adolescents, 13.4% of young adults, and 5.5% of among adults cause some type of self-harm with many variables coming into the picture to show that most if not all suffer from some type of mental illness including depression. __(cornell.edu)__

The average age of individuals who self-harm is between 11-15 years while the normally distributed age ranges from 10–24. An estimation of around 6% to 7% of teens have more than one period of time where they have caused harm to themselves within the past year and in total, almost a quarter of all teens and young adults report practicing self injury only once in their life.During the study of self-injury evidence suggests that individuals with a history of more than one episode of self-injury but who are otherwise doing alright in life, most people stop within 5 years of starting. __(cornell.edu)__

In self-injury, there is no one “profile.” Although media tends to show self-injury as a mainly female, middle or upper middle-class, white individual that is mostly not the case. __(cornell.edu)__


Because clothing can hide physical injuries, and inner turmoil can be covered up by a seemingly calm disposition, self-injury can be hard to detect. However, there are red flags you can look for such as:
  • Unexplained wounds or scars from cuts, bruises, or burns, usually on the wrists, arms, thighs, or chest.
  • Blood stains on clothing, towels, or bedding; blood-soaked tissues.
  • Sharp objects or cutting instruments, such as razors, knives, needles, glass shards, or bottle caps, in the person’s belongings.
  • Frequent “accidents.” Someone who self-harms may claim to be clumsy or have many mishaps, in order to explain away injuries.
  • Covering up. A person who self-injures may insist on wearing long sleeves or long pants, even in hot weather.
  • Needing to be alone for long periods of time, especially in the bedroom or bathroom.
  • Isolation and irritability. __(helpguide)__


When Dealing With Some Who Self-Harms
  • Remain Calm
  • Accept him or her even if you disagree with the behavior.
  • Ask them how they are feeling.
  • DO NOT be judgmental.
  • Don't make them feel guilty on the effect it is having on others.
  • Let the person know that you are there when they need to talk. (AND BE THERE!)
  • When speaking with the person about self-harm be understanding and compassionate, even if it is difficult to understand, try to.
  • If you are the parent of the person who self-harms DO NOT threaten them with punishments if they do not stop self-harming(this is mot helpful and will not work).
  • The journey to stop self-harming is a long hard one, be understanding.
  • Get Him or her the proper help they need.

Facts about people who self-harm
  • Provide a way to express difficult or hidden feelings. It’s not uncommon to feel numb or empty as a result of overwhelming feelings you may be experiencing. Engaging in deliberate self-harm may provide you with a temporary sense of feeling again. It may also provide a way to express anger, sadness, grief or emotional pain
  • Be a way of communicating to people that you need some support when you feel unable to use words or any other way to do so
  • Be a way of proving to yourself that you are not invisible
  • Provide you with a feeling of control: You might feel that self-harm is one way you can have a sense of control over your life, feelings or body, especially if you feel as if other things in your life are out of control.
Things To Do Other Than Cut
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Self-Harm Mind Map




Why should other people care about this heartbreak?

Self-harm can be an early sign of someone who is suicidal. Also, it can be a cry for help. Self-harm is not as simple as just the act of hurting yourself, self-harm can be a sign of depression, bipolar disorder, personality disorder, an eating disorder, or even mental/physical abuse. - Lexi, WHS
I think people should hear about this because these kids who will harm themselves may one day take their pain or hatred out on someone that is innocent and end up in jail or worse.-Sebastian

Self-Harm should break other's heart's because 2 out of 3 million people in the U.S show signs of self-abusive behavior(this includes eating disorders such as anorexia nervosa and bulima nervosa). This means that 2 MILLION (that's a lot of people) American citizens show some kind of self-abusive behavior which is something that we should be worried about and something we should definitely be willing to fix because with 1.4 million Americans self-harming it is surely not for "attention" -Freya WHS.


HeartBreak Creations

Self-Harm is the act of causing yourself physical pain. People do this by either cutting, burning, scabbing(not letting a wound heal properly), hair-pulling, or bruising. But self-harming isn't just as deep as hurting yourself, there can be emotional problems and mental illnesses behind self-harm such as bipolar disorder, forms of depression, multi-personality disorder, and a possible eating disorder.


App Name Ideas


1) Uncut
2) Just Draw
3) Love Yourself
4) Don'T Cut
5) Cutting Courage
6) Loving Arms
7) Stop Self Harm
8) No More Scars
9) Erasing Scars
10) Its not worth it
11) No More Self Harm
12) No More Hurt
13)hear us out
14)we care bear
15)seen

Trello

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Students Mapping this Heartbreak


Lexi - WHS
Freya - WHS
Travis - FBHS
Shelby - FBHS
Sebastian - FBHS
Orion - FBHS
Dashauna -FBHS
Amanda- WHS
Nathan- FBS
Stone- FBS

App Features

Our app will be called "UnCut". Our app will feature healthy alternatives to self-harm, it will also be a forum where recovery patients can tell inspiring stories of their recoveries, and how to get help.
Healthy Alternatives- Will be places where people can find healthy hobbies such as drawing, and writing, rather than self-harm.
Forum- A place where people can tell their problems and let their emotional pain out in a healthy way (this will be through Tumblr.)
Inspiring Stories- A Place where people can find inspiring stories of recovered self-harmers and what they did to recover. (My All Time Favorite being #TWLOHA)
Where To Get Help- This will be a help center where people can find links to places like "Seven Cups Of Tea; OnLine Counseling" and the Self-Harm HotLines like (1-800-273-HELP).
Polls- to screen if someone is likely to self-harm
Our App Colors will be orange and white because those are self-injury prevention colors.
Chat Rooms- http://www.7cups.com/self-harm/ http://www.thehopeline.com/gethelp/ https://www.imalive.org/ http://carecrisischat.org/



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Learning – This theory suggest that the first instance of self-injurious behavior is either positively or negatively reinforced. When self-injurious behavior increases calm feelings and leads to an improvement in mood, these rewards increase the likelihood of the person engaging in the behavior again (positive reinforcement). There may also be a decrease in distress or negative feelings associated with the self-harm. This may increase self-harm as something negative is taken away (negative reinforcement).
Coping strategy –Sometime self-injurious behavior may be the individual’s way of coping with stress and therefore engage in self-harm when faced with negative life events.
Emotional regulation – Reports indicate that self-injury takes one’s mind off of extreme tension and intolerable, overwhelming emotions. The pain of self-harm distracts the person or allows them to temporarily avoid negative thoughts and feelings.
Create sensation – Sometimes people have traumatic experiences which result in the inability to experience emotions. The pain produced by self-injurious behavior triggers the production of natural endorphins, leading to a strong sense of pleasure.
Control – Some people feel they have no ability to alter or change anything in their life and become highly distressed over the chaos and unpredictable nature of their environment. Self-harm provides a sense of being in control of one part of their life.
Emotional expression – Some individuals never learn to identify, label, or properly express emotions during childhood; they may have learned that emotional expression is not appropriate. As they get older, they may use self-harm as a way to express negative emotions.
Punishment – Individuals who have grown up in homes in which they’re told that they’re defective often feel shameful, incompetent, useless, and insignificant and see themselves filled with faults. Self-injurious behavior may develop as a means of punishment for perceived transgressions
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