Hey, friends! Before I get into the questions for this episode, I wanted to let you know that I recently posted a video and blogpost in which I share an entire chapter from my book about suicide. You can check that out and share it here.
Hello, friends. We are back to the Q&A this week. Thanks so much for your super awesome feedback on the last episode with my wife. If you’d like to hear more from her, let me know! At the start I ramble a little bit about the importance of advertising and allowing me to make a living so that I can continue to put all this work in for free. Here are the amazing questions that we go through in this episode:
Am I using my depression as an excuse? Should I be better by now?
Is it normal to feel like my depression keeps recurring?
What should I do about my self-harm when I feel like it’s a normal coping mechanism?
Super awesome and very brave questions today with some common themes between them. Thank you all so much for continuing to be active participants in this show. Not only are you doing something great for yourself by asking your questions, but you may be helping someone else with a similar concern. Here’s what we cover in today’s episode:
Will my therapist break confidentiality if I disclose information about past self-harm?
What should I do if my therapist feels TOO emotionally close to me?
Is my current relationship just another form of self-harm?
This week is another fantastic interview. I got the chance to sit and talk with a friend of mine, Andrea Gustafson, about her experiences with self-harm. More specifically, we talk about non-suicidal cutting, which means slicing yourself with a razor while NOT intending to kill yourself. It was super brave of Andrea to put herself out there and be honest in this episode, so please consider dropping her a line over on twitter at http://twitter.com/ajgus83 to say thank you!
Next week will be another Q & A episode, so as always send your questions to me on twitterhttp://twitter.com/duffthepsych or through email firstname.lastname@example.org