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Is there a clinic for people that self harm, and how do I find it?

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Last Updated: 01/19/2021 at 8:49pm
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January 23rd, 2015 9:38am
not specifically for self harm but you can have a chat with your doctor if you are wanting help. they have the resources to get you referrals to the right places
February 19th, 2015 5:12pm
Yes there is. You may check around your town or speak to your doctor, they will be able to diagnose you and maybe help you with some group therapy or one on one.
March 15th, 2015 1:59pm
There are a few resources available for people who self-harm. S.A.F.E. Alternatives (Self-Abuse Finally Ends, is a treatment center specifically focusing on self-injurious behaviors. Mercy Ministries ( is a treatment center for girls/women with a variety of challenges ranging from depression to eating disorders. This is a religion/faith-based treatment program and is not for everyone. Clinics and practitioners who work with DBT (Dialectical Behavioral Therapy) work with self-harm. DBT was originally developed for treating borderline personality disorder (BPD) but has since been found to be a successful treatment for a wide range of emotional and behavioral challenges, including self-harm.
April 2nd, 2015 2:25pm
Yes, I have been to one. AKA a Mental Hospital. Just keep reminding yourself that YOU have to try to get better before anybody else can help. I went to Belmont Pines in Ohio. It was terrible.
September 11th, 2015 5:19am
Yes their is but it all depends on what country u live in try googling a clinic for self harm in your area.
January 25th, 2016 7:48am
There are hospitals for people that suffer from self-harming behaviour It is really easy to find them. Just look it up on the internet. It will probably tell you where you can find some in your region. If you're still not sure you can ask a doctor about it..
June 21st, 2016 8:09pm
There is a program called SAFE Alternatives who deals with self-harm. They have been around for quite a while. The have inpatient and outpatient programs and their website is As with any program, you would need to see if they are appropriate for you or for your children. They may give referrals from out of their areas for therapists who have gone through their training.
September 12th, 2016 3:36pm
Try finding a psychiatrist around your area. I'm sure they can help you with your problem. :) Hang in there
December 5th, 2017 2:40am
Actually it is quite possible to heal it with professional help without clinics, what i recommend is that before going for clinics, you could talk to a therapist about it first.
January 19th, 2021 8:49pm
Diagnosis Although some people may ask for help, sometimes self-injury is discovered by family members or friends. Or a doctor doing a routine medical exam may notice signs, such as scars or fresh injuries. There's no diagnostic test for self-injury. Diagnosis is based on a physical and psychological evaluation. You may be referred to a mental health professional with experience in treating self-injury for evaluation. A mental health professional may also evaluate you for other mental health disorders that may be linked to self-injury, such as depression or personality disorders. If that's the case, evaluation may include additional tools, such as questionnaires or psychological tests. Treatment There's no one best way to treat self-injuring behavior, but the first step is to tell someone so you can get help. Treatment is based on your specific issues and any related mental health disorders you might have, such as depression. Because self-injury can become a major part of your life, it's best to get treatment from a mental health professional experienced in self-injury issues. If the self-injury behavior is associated with a mental health disorder, such as depression or borderline personality disorder, the treatment plan focuses on that disorder, as well as the self-injury behavior. Treating self-injury behavior can take time, hard work and your own desire to recover. Here's more information about treatment options. Psychotherapy Known as talk therapy or psychological counseling, psychotherapy can help you: Identify and manage underlying issues that trigger self-injuring behavior Learn skills to better manage distress Learn how to regulate your emotions Learn how to boost your self-image Develop skills to improve your relationships and social skills Develop healthy problem-solving skills Several types of individual psychotherapy may be helpful, such as: Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), which helps you identify unhealthy, negative beliefs and behaviors and replace them with healthy, adaptive ones Dialectical behavior therapy, a type of CBT that teaches behavioral skills to help you tolerate distress, manage or regulate your emotions, and improve your relationships with others Mindfulness-based therapies, which help you live in the present, appropriately perceive the thoughts and actions of those around you to reduce your anxiety and depression, and improve your general well-being In addition to individual therapy sessions, family therapy or group therapy also may be recommended. Medications There are no medications to specifically treat self-injuring behavior. However, if you're diagnosed with a mental health disorder, such as depression or an anxiety disorder, your doctor may recommend antidepressants or other medications to treat the underlying disorder that's associated with self-injury. Treatment for these disorders may help you feel less compelled to hurt yourself. Psychiatric hospitalization If you injure yourself severely or repeatedly, your doctor may recommend that you be admitted to a hospital for psychiatric care. Hospitalization, often short term, can provide a safe environment and more-intensive treatment until you get through a crisis. Mental health day treatment programs also may be an option.