CompassionateLove Radio: Combatting Stigma with Stories
(c)2016 Nancy Virden, Always the Fight Ministry
Show #2: Abuse /Self-injurious Behaviors
Janelle found herself in a difficult and overwhelming situation when she left one abusive relationship only to end up in another. Also, her beloved dad had passed away.
She turned to a baffling coping mechanism called self-injury (or self-harm). She regularly cut and burned herself on purpose. She ended up in Timberline Knolls Rehabilitation Treatment Center to face this and other psychological issues.
Recovery was not easy or simple. However, some loving women came alongside Janelle and taught her to know the One person who can love her unconditionally.
Listen as Janelle, who now calls herself Grace, tells us when her life changed, how she knows joy, and why she changed her name. Wednesday August 31, 2016, tune in to meet Grace and find hope.
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NOTE: I am not a doctor or mental health professional. I speak only from personal experiences with and observations of mental illness. In no way is this website intended to substitute for professional mental health care.
If you are struggling emotionally today or feeling suicidal, or concerned about someone who is, please call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 1-800-273-TALK (8255). Hope and help is yours.