When life feels out of control and the pain in unbearable, some of us turn to self-injury for a sense of relief. Rather than wanting to die, many people with self-injurious behaviors simply want a reliable way to quiet the noise. Unfortunately, like other attempts at controlling our pain, self-injury can lead to serious problems, not the least of which is shame. Brittany Tinsley is a writer and self-injury support advocate here to talk with us about how we can understand and respond to self-injury.

Find out more about Brittany Tinsley by following her on IG @brittanytinsleywrites or read her work at brittanytinsley.substack.com.

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