87 minutes | Mar 2, 2021

Episode 403: "Self-Injury: Shrouded By Shame”

In this episode of the TWLOHA podcast, we’re discussing self-injury. It is perhaps one of the least talked about mental health challenges. You might be wondering why that is, and we think the reason can be wrapped up into a single word: stigma. While conversations about mental health have progressed a great deal over the course of the last few years, self-injury remains shrouded by shame. 

According to research, anywhere between 14 to 24 percent of young adults have self-injured before, and it is often used as a coping mechanism to help someone process and deal with the intense emotions they’re experiencing. To help us continue to break down and chip away at the wall of stigma surrounding this very human and very real challenge, we’re joined by counselor Lori Vann, a trusted voice when it comes to Non-Suicidal Self-Injury, along with mental health advocates Mallory Ellington and Nik Wiles, who are both in recovery from SI.


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Find out more about Lori Vann and her work by visiting lorivann.com/

Purchase Lori’s book A Caregiver’s Guide to Self-Injury at vannassociates.com/shop/.

Access the NSSI: Non-Suicidal Self-Injury Be Aware, Educate, Prevent, Intervene Private Facebook Group by going to facebook.com/groups/289208102223000/.

Purchase the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders at psychiatry.org/psychiatrists/practice/dsm.

Read Mallory Ellington’s words at twloha.com/blog/author/mallory-ellington/

Listen to “Known & Loved” by Joel Ansett by going to youtube.com/watch?v=rqyvyuMO5m8

Read Nik Wiles’ words at twloha.com/blog/author/nik-wiles/

Checkout by Way of the Peaceful Warrior by Dan Millman at peacefulwarrior.com/way-of-the-peaceful-warrior/.



This episode of the TWLOHA podcast was hosted by Chad Moses and produced by Rebecca Ebert. Music assistance was provided by James Likeness and Ben Tichenor. 

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