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Laine Lawson Craft



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Everything You Need to Know About Self-Harm and Cutting

**A gentle warning, this episode discusses self-harm and cutting. If you are feeling vulnerable in this area, please consult with a doctor or mental health professional in your area. Or call one of the Suicide Prevention numbers listed in the resources.** Have you ever known someone who has contemplated or attempted self harm? The number of children and young adults who self harm is staggering and it can be difficult to know where to look for assistance and guidance on this sensitive topic. That's why on this week's episode of The Warfare Parenting Podcast, I am so grateful to be bringing on award winning author and speaker Dena Yohe. Dena helps break down how self harm can manifest in many different ways from children to young adults, and how we as parents can tell our child that they are not alone in this fight. Dena tells me about what external factors can contribute to self harm or exacerbate it, some of the signs of secretive self-harm we can look out for as parents, and what to do when we discover that someone we love is self-harming. Who is Dena Yohe? Dena Yohe and her husband Tom are the co-founders of Hope for Hurting Parents, a ministry dedicated to helping parents who are grieving over the destructive choices of their teen and adult children. The Yohes’ ability to bring advice and encouragement to parents is born out of the dark times they experienced with their formerly troubled daughter, Renee, who suffered from addiction, depression, self-injury and suicidal thoughts. Renee has recovered and is now enjoying a successful career as a singer-songwriter and jewelry designer. Her story is the genesis of a global non-profit movement called To Write Love on Her Arms and a movie by the same name. Things We Talk About in this Episode: What is the percentage of children, teens, and young adults who will attempt self-harm? What are the external triggers, like social media, that can make it more likely for our children to self-harm? How do those that self-harm try to hide it from those around them and how can we recognize these symptoms to address them? Why do teens and young adults feel the need to self-harm? Resources from this Episode: Visit Dena's website, Hope for Hurting Parents, at hopeforhurtingparents.com US National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 800-273-8255 Or you can text "home" to 741741 Free Resources - A Gift from Laine to You! https://lainelawsoncraft.com/life Free - Is Life Hurting Too Much: The Three R's to Walking into Healing" E-BOOK DOWNLOAD FREE: 5 Warfare Prayers for Your Prodigal: https://lainelawsoncraft.com/warfare-prayers/ Thank you so much for joining me for this episode of Warfare Parenting. I hope you've found some encouragement or helpful info in this episode to help you on your journey. If you have a specific topic, you'd like me to talk about or a guest you'd like me to have on the show. Please feel free to send me a message on Instagram or Facebook. You can even text "Hi Laine" to 55444. Follow the podcast, so you never miss an episode, and leave me a rate and review. I would be so grateful.  

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