Emotions can be overwhelming. To deal with distress, some folks take comfort in a habit that others find baffling – non-suicidal self-injury. Why do people hurt themselves? The urge may start with overwhelming anger, frustration, or pain. If someone doesn’t know how to deal with emotions – or had to hide them as a child – self-harm feels like a release. Afterward the body’s endorphins or pain-killing hormones can take over, lifting them out of depression or numbness. Join us this Thursday night for a candid conversation with survivor Bridget Davenport and clinician Vena Wilson, LCSW.

 Thursdays with NAMI starts at 7pm and is free and open to all, but registration is required. To register and view the schedule for future sessions, please click HERE.

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