In this episode, we talk with Chad Moses and Sierra DeMulder about their experience with self-injury. They talk about what led them to self-injury, how they found healthy ways to cope with their internal distress, and what they wish they’d known when they were struggling. We also talked with licensed mental health counselor Michelle Moore about the harmful stigma surrounding self-injury and what we should say to support the people in our lives who may be struggling with it.
Sierra DeMulder is an internationally-touring performance poet, a mental health advocate, a two-time National Poetry Slam champion, a four-time published author, as well a long-time friend of TWLOHA. You can hear more from Sierra on her relationship advice podcast, affectionately titled Just Break Up.
As TWLOHA’s Director of Outreach and Experience, Chad Moses finds creative ways to get our work in front of as many people as possible. Chad has been serving our Music and Events efforts since 2008. If you want to see Chad on the road, check out where we’ll be at twloha.com/events.
Michelle Moore is a licensed mental health counselor who co-founded Solace Counseling with her husband Aaron Moore. In addition to working in private practice, Michelle works alongside To Write Love on Her Arms, teaching on mental health issues such as depression, suicide, self-injury, addictions, and eating disorders.
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