Eric L. Patterson, LPC, is a professional counselor in western Pennsylvania, who has been working for over a decade to help his clients live happier lives. By night, he is a dad, husband, runner and freelance writer specializing in transferring his mental health knowledge and experience into clear, actionable content for his readers.
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In order to break the cycle of depression and self-harm, you have to understand why you self-harm, and find a different coping mechanism to replace it with.