My name is Pat Deegan. Like you, I have been diagnosed with a mental health condition. Learning to manage my self- harm impulses was a big challenge in my early recovery. But since discovering my Personal Medicine, I have the tools and know-how to notice impulses to self-harm and to let them pass. It feels good to live my life without the shame, confusion and secrecy that can accompany self-harm. If you are struggling with a self-harm challenge, this Guide can help.
This Guide contains education, workbook style exercises, Personal Medicine Cards, tracking tools and reflection questions.
Remember, self-harm is not the same as having thoughts about suicide. If you are having thoughts about suicide, you can get immediate help by calling the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255 (24/7) or text the Crisis Text Line (text HOME to 741741) (24/7).
Guides are designed for single use by an individual and can be self-directed or staff supported.