Signs someone may be self-harming & how you can help + What to do if you, or someone you know is suicidal (Interview with therapist Kati Morton)

Suicide is a public health crisis with approximately 800,000 people dying by suicide each year. It is the 10th leading cause of deaths in the US and the 2nd leading cause of death globally. 

We all struggle with challenges in life, and find different ways to deal with and overcome these challenges. But what happens when our ability to cope turns toxic? What happens when our desire to survive ends up hurting us? In this podcast, I speak with therapist, author and grief counselor Kati Morten about self-harming behavior, how to identify and help someone who is self-harming, the difference between self-injuries and suicidal ideation, and what to do when someone you love is suicidal.

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If you are feeling suicidal, contact the US national suicide prevention hotline today: 1-800-273-8255. 

The UK national suicide hotline is: Samaritans Helpline: 116 123. 

The Australian national suicide hotline is: 13 11 14 (within Australia). 

The South African national suicide hotline is: Call 0800 567 567 or SMS 31393.

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Podcast Highlights

4:10 Self-harming behaviors and what to do about them

15:00 The dangers of toxic positivity

20:20 Healthy techniques to cope with life’s hardships

26:00 How to transfer emotional energy from the unhealthy to the healthy

33:33 How to help someone who is self-harming

39:09 The relationship between self-harming behaviors and eating disorders

51:26 What to do when you or someone you know is suicidal

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