Sunday, November 23, 2014

Sad Depressed and Cutting

Feeling sad is an emotion which does not garner enough attention, usually those who are filled with sadness are advised that they will soon get over it; this is not always the case. When in comes to self harm cutting there is often a feeling sadness which may not be detected by the person self harming. For many people they have become so use to being sad and depressed they have accepted this negative emotional condition as being normal.

More people cutting and depressed

Statistics show that Europe has been experiencing rising numbers of self harm cases; one of the most frequently cited reasons by those self harming was a feeling of sadness. There are more people on antidepressants than at any other time in the history of the Western Hemisphere; it is important to know that sadness is continually associated with self harm.

Dr Sinead McGilloway from Maynooth University in Ireland was one of the authors of a recent study which revealed emotional sadness as a catalyst for driving so many to self harm. What is very shocking is the fact that so many of those cutting themselves are not receiving any help. 

“People were falling through the cracks of service provision”. There is clearly a gap there that is being met by Pieta House (an organization responsible for identifying and helping those who self harm)” said Dr. McGilloway.  Sad, depressed and cutting has become the new normal for so many people; unfortunately many are living this way without getting any help. The usual treatment for those who are self harming is antidepressants, this has helped many but it does not get to the root cause of the cutting.  

The pros and cons of medications 
Drugs have been a huge help for the millions of people who are depressed, it is a fact that there are millions of people who simply could not function without the use of some antidepressant medications; but this should not be the last step in the healing process.
The underlying cause of cutting and self harm will always be emotional stress; it is the hidden stresses which are at the root cause of all self harming, this is what medication does not address.

Healing in private
There is a way of address sadness, cutting and self harm without medications which has been helping many, it is an inside out treatment which you perform simply by reading a report. The Red Report is now used in over 10 countries by people who are looking to address the issues of self harm alone and in private. The Red Report can be used alone or with medications, it is an inside out treatment which addresses the root cause of the self harm.


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