Volunteers Needed for a Research Study on Self Injury
odu_researcher
Dear LJ Community,
 
The recruitment for our self injury study is now complete.
 
Thank you for your support of our research. Please feel free to email me with any questions you may have.
 
Sincerely,
 
~Tatyana Kholodkov
Graduate Student
Old Dominion University 

Anorexia: Outpatient Treatment Study in Sydney
andreea_uws
Hi all,
I thought some of the members of this community might be interested in this (mods, please let me know if this is not ok/if it needs to go behind a cut):

A university outpatient treatment program and trial is currently being offered to people over 18 years of age with Anorexia Nervosa. It involves expert researchers and clinicians in the field of eating disorders from around Australia. The trial is being conducted in Sydney.

If you're interested in participating or for more information please contact:

Andreea Heriseanu
University of Western Sydney
Phone: 02 4620 3726
Email: a.heriseanu@uws.edu.au

(cross-posted to a few other ED/mental health communities)

New~.
r_a_k
01. Whats your name? Shelby Kostelecky.
02. Age, Birthday, and Local? 18, July 15th, MT
03. Form of SI?: Cutting, alcohol abuse.
04. Why do you SI?: So I don't go ballistic on other people. That, and blood is one of the few things that arouse me.
05. When was your first time, if you remember? What did you use? First time, I scratched myself. I would stratch a certain spot on my arm over and over until it bled. That was when I was 11.
06. Where do you most often SI? Both thighs, calves, and my left arm. I have on my stomach, but I don't want to scar there anymore.
07. What do you use? My switchblade, or I break open shaving razors for their blades. Sometimes I'll use anything. The most ridiculous thing I've used was a plastic knife.
08. Do you hide it? I try to, from strangers, yeah. I'm not super proud of it, but I do reveal it to people once they get to know me.
09. Do you listen to music while you SI? If so, who? No...I prefer to do it quietly.
10. Anyone know? Want them to? My family and close friends know.
11. Eating Disorders? I've struggled with a bit if BDD, and because of it, starve myself at times.
12. Mental Disorders? I was diagnosed with borderline personality disorder in a psychiatric ward last october.
13. What would you do if you found cuts on your best friend? I have. We used to do it in front of eachother.
14. Thank you for filling this out. You are welcome :3

uh, hi?
skinny me, obese, fat, overweight, fat me
harpoon_me
01. Whats your name? harpoon_me
02. Age, Birthday, and Local? 16, dec 15, usa
03. Form of SI?: cutting, scratching, stabbing w/ pins, and occasionally removal of fingernails or burns
04. Why do you SI?: because it's the only way i can feel safe. or normal, ironic huh?
05. When was your first time, if you remember? What did you use? 8th grade, math class. twirled a paperclip until i drove it into my thumb.
06. Where do you most often SI? arms, legs, wrists, all the usual places
07. What do you use? anything i can get my hands on- mostly pushpins, straightpins, kitchen knives and the like
08. Do you hide it? as much as i can with my parents searching me all the time
09. Do you listen to music while you SI? If so, who? not usually...
10. Anyone know? Want them to? my parents, teachers, doctors and various other annoying adults
11. Eating Disorders? i tend to flirt with anorexia, but i'm pretty sure i'm still too fat to count
12. Mental Disorders? depression, ptsd
13. What would you do if you found cuts on your best friend? best friend? what best friend?
14. Thank you for filling this out :) yeah, like it makes a difference to you

(no subject)
katkannibal
1) Name? Katie
2)Age Birthday and Local? 17, November 12, Winchester Va
3) Form of Si? Cutting, scratching, scarification
4)Why do you SI? I get stressed out, i feel numb, i like to see the blood.
5) When was your first time if you remember? What did you use? June of  2005, i started with scratching terrible places in my skin. months later progressed to a razor or safety pin. not so safe then were you?
6)Where do you most often SI? Arm or ankle
7)What do you use? Razor, knife, safety pin
8)Do you hide it? If its just a cut, yes. if its a picture i cut into me no but sometimes yes
9)Do you listen to music while you SI? No.
10) Anyone Know? Want them to?  too many people know. i never wanted them to. 
11) Eating Disorders? I bounce back and forward between anorexic and bulimic
12)Mental Disorders? Clinical Depression, Anxiety, Borderline Personality Disorder
13)What would you do if you found cuts on your best friend? I have before. I have on all of my best friends. 

(no subject)
silent_4_now
Poll #1570775 Yummy Pain.

When it comes to sharp objects witch feels better to you?

Serrated blade
6(17.6%)
Straight blade
28(82.4%)

(no subject)
the mind is a surprisingly fragile thing
20yearssinking
This is a poem about me debating whether or not I should go inpatient again. It's somewhat triggering for cutters. Please tell me what you think of the poem and of whether or not I should go!

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New
chene303
01. Whats your name? Tarina
02. Age, Birthday, and Local? 15, June 23, maryland
03. Form of SI?:  cutting
04. Why do you SI?: Alot of reasons: I like the feeling and the look of it but mainly to prove to myself that I can feel, ya know
05. When was your first time, if you remember?  The very first was 7th grade and it was only deep scratches
06. Where do you most often SI? The underside of my left for arm. Place wise: the bathroom
07. What do you use? I broke the blade out of a shaving razor
08. Do you hide it? Duh
09. Do you listen to music while you SI? If so, who? No, its not ritualized
10. Anyone know? Want them to? My best friends and my mom i think (She was high when she found out so who knows if she remembers!)
11. Eating Disorders? none
12. Mental Disorders? Never been professionally diagnosed
13. What would you do if you found cuts on your best friend? IDK, I'm not a very comforting person
14. Thank you for filling this out :)

so, i'm new and stuff.
saint_incisor
hey everyone. how's everyone doing?

01. Whats your name? y'all can call me dylan.
02. Age, Birthday, and Local? i'm 24/may 2nd/australia.
03. Form of SI?: used to be cutting. now it's mainly burning. occasionally i purposely bruise myself/bang my wrists against things etc.
04. Why do you SI?: relief. control. habit.
05. When was your first time, if you remember? What did you use? the first time i cut, i was 15, and i cut a small 'v' shape into my upper arm with a pair of scissors.
06. Where do you most often SI? the bathroom of wherever i am. privacy is hard to come by.
07. What do you use? lighters, or if i'm cutting, scalpels/craft knives or scissors.
08. Do you hide it? at work and from my parents (which is ridiculous considering my age).
09. Do you listen to music while you SI? If so, who? not usually, but i have. usually whoever i'm currently obsessed with.
10. Anyone know? Want them to? my boyfriend. a couple of friends. my shrink.
11. Eating Disorders? nope.
12. Mental Disorders? major depressive disorder, anxiety.
13. What would you do if you found cuts on your best friend? talk with her if she wanted to talk about it, although she usually doesn't want to. otherwise just support her any way i could.
14. Thank you for filling this out :)

looking forward to meeting everyone. :)

Survey
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thefallingtower
01. Whats your name?
Kat.
02. Age, Birthday, and Local?
19, November 29th, Canada.
03. Form of SI?:
Cutting.
04. Why do you SI?:
Control, mostly.
05. When was your first time, if you remember? What did you use?
I was 11; used a pocket exacto-knife.
06. Where do you most often SI?
These days my ankles or my hips. I would like to use my arms, but can't- too findable.
07. What do you use?
Usually a blade pulled from a disposable razor.
08. Do you hide it?
Most people know about my old scars. Only one person knows that I haven't really stopped. I hide the new stuff.
09. Do you listen to music while you SI? If so, who?
Usually I will, if I'm alone enough. The artists change.
10. Anyone know? Want them to?
As I mentioned above, one person knows I haven't stopped. And no, I really really really don't anyone else to know.
11. Eating Disorders?
No.
12. Mental Disorders?
Undiagnosed.
13. What would you do if you found cuts on your best friend?
We were both cutters before we got to know each other anyway, so I suppose I'd just hug her and be there for her.
14. Thank you for filling this out :)
Thank you for having me. =)
 


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