Damaging others through self-harm

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Damaging others through self-harm

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One of the fears a lot of people have is that if someone can hurt themselves so severely that maybe they could turn that anger on other people and hurt them as well. That's actually very rare. Most self-injurers will say that they rather hurt themselves than anyone else, but it's a form of self-sacrifice, and so these folks are generally not a danger to other people.

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Wendy Lader, PhD

Psychologist

Dr. Lader is co-founder and clinical director of the S.A.F.E. (Self Abuse Finally Ends) Alternatives Program. An internationally recognized expert on the treatment of self-injury, she lectures extensively on the subject and is co-author of the book, Bodily Harm: The Breakthrough Healing Program for Self-Injurers as well as Self Injury: A Manual for School Professionals. In addition, she served as the expert for a training video on Self-Injury for the American Psychological Association. Dr. Lader is co- founder of the Self-Injury Foundation and a founding member of the International Society for the Study of Self-Injury. 

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