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Some self in-ately harming jurers suffer with your own body, such eating disorders, de-as cutting or burn-pression, or a history ing yourself. It's not of sexual abuse,” necessarily meant says Paluzzi. “With as a suicide attempt, self injury comes the says Frank Paluzzi, SRVVLELOLW\RILQÁLFW -MA, LPC, a clinical ing serious and even psychologist at Bay fatal injuries.” Behavioral Health. While self-inju-“Self injury is usu-ry may bring a mo-ally the result of an mentary release of inability to cope in tension, it's usually healthy ways with deep psychological pain or lack of feel-followed by guilt and shame and the return of painful emotions. ing,” explains Paluzzi. Help is available for people who Mental Health America (formerly the National Mental Health Associa-self injure. If you know someone who tion) estimates that two million people self injures, speak to a teacher or school in the U.S. injure themselves on a regu-counselor, or consult your own physi-lar basis. The majority are teenagers or cian. Treatment can involve therapy, young adults, with women outnumber-education, counseling, medication, and ing men. Self injury can continue into even lifestyle changes to empower and support individuals as they learn adulthood. healthier ways to cope with “Often people say they a Paluzzi, -A, L k an emotional distress hurt themselves to express em To make an appoint-emotional pain or feelings ment with a therapist, call they can’t put into words. m 732-360-0287. They may be experiencing 7 P # Fr S One Last Cool Tip ÈBefn`e^n_Xkkf[f`eXn`ek\i \d\i^\eZp`jk_\Ôijkjk\gkf$ nXi[gifk\Zk`e^pfli_\Xck_Xe[ k_\_\Xck_f]fk_\ij#ÉX[m`j\j;i% Klib`j_%È9pgi\gXi`e^pfli_fd\ Xe[ZXi`eX[mXeZ\]fin`ek\i \d\i^\eZ`\j#Xe[YpfYj\im`e^ jX]\kpgi\ZXlk`fej[li`e^k`d\j f]\oki\d\cpZfc[n\Xk_\i#pfl ZXei\[lZ\k_\i`jbf]n\Xk_\i$ i\cXk\[_\Xck_gifYc\dj%É Outdoor Safety N_\ek_\n\Xk_\i`j\oki\d\cp Zfc[Xe[\jg\Z`Xccp`]k_\i\Xi\ _`^_n`e[j#kipkfjkXp`e[ffij% DXb\Xepki`gflk[ffijXjYi`\] Xjgfjj`Yc\% ;i\jjnXidcpXe[jkXp[ip 8mf`[\o\ik`fe%@]pfl_Xm\ TREATING POSTPARTUM DEPRESSION Postpartum depression is treated with med-ication and counseling from a psychiatrist, psychologist or other mental health expert. Family or relationship therapy also is helpful. ´6RPHWLPHV IDPLO\ PHPEHUV DUH WKH ÀUVW WR notice the behavioral changes that can indi-cate postpartum depression,” says Dr. Krish-namsetty. Medications, including antidepressants and sometimes estrogen replacement, are used to treat postpartum depression. If a woman is breast-feeding, it's important to know that medication will enter her breast milk. How-ever, some antidepressants can be used during breast-feeding with little risk of side effects for the baby. Your doctor will discuss poten-WLDOULVNVDQGEHQHÀWVRIVSHFLÀFPHGLFDWLRQV SELF CARE HELPS TOO Postpartum depression isn't a condition you can treat on your own, but Dr. Krishnamsetty says that new moms can build on their treat-ment plan. Make healthy lifestyle choices. Include physical activity, such as a walk with your baby, in your daily routine. Eat healthy foods and avoid alcohol. Set realistic expectations. Don't pressure yourself to do everything. Scale back your ex-pectations for the perfect household. Ask for help when you need it. Make time for yourself. Visit a friend or run an errand. Schedule time alone with your part-ner. Try relaxation methods such as postpartum yoga, meditation and breathing exercises. Avoid isolation. Talk with your partner, fam-ily and friends about how you're feeling. Ask other mothers about their experiences. Ask your therapist about local support groups for new moms or women who have postpartum depression. “Remember, the best way to take care of your baby is to take care of yourself,” says Dr. Berkman. :LQWHU¶ Bay Wellness 5
GETTING HELP WHEN YOU HURT YOURSELF
<br /> Self-injury is the act of deliberately harming your own body, such as cutting or burning yourself. It's not necessarily meant as a suicide attempt, says Frank Paluzzi, MA, LPC, a clinical psychologist at Bay Behavioral Health. “Self injury is usually the result of an inability to cope in healthy ways with deep psychological pain or lack of feeling,” explains Paluzzi.<br /> <br /> Mental Health America (formerly the National Mental Health Association) estimates that two million people in the U.S. injure themselves on a regular basis. The majority are teenagers or young adults, with women outnumbering men. Self injury can continue into adulthood.<br /> <br /> “Often people say they hurt themselves to express emotional pain or feelings they can’t put into words. They may be experiencing a lack of control in other areas of their lives. Some self injurers suffer with eating disorders, depression, or a history of sexual abuse,” says Paluzzi. “With possibility of inflicting serious and even fatal injuries.”<br /> <br /> While self-injury may bring a momentary release of tension, it's usually followed by guilt and shame and the return of painful emotions. <br /> <br /> Help is available for people who self injure. If you know someone who self injures, speak to a teacher or school counselor, or consult your own physician.Treatment can involve therapy, education, counseling, medication, and even lifestyle changes to empower and support individuals as they learn healthier ways to cope with emotional distress<br /> <br /> To make an appointment with a therapist, call 732-360-0287.
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