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          PLAYING Social Media ‘Celebrity’ Denies Treating Self-Harm ‘Like A Competition’

          Social Media ‘Celebrity’ Denies Treating Self-Harm ‘Like A Competition’


          April 11, 2017

          Emily says she has struggled with depression, PTSD and cutting for nine years, and claims she’s trying to be a voice for people like her who are addicted to self-harm.

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          An internet “celebrity” with over 200,000 social media followers, Emily also has numerous critics who claim she is glorifying self-harm for fame and attention by posting photos and videos of her scars on social media. Emily adamantly denies the accusation, but a woman who claims she is a friend of Emily’s says she believes the 22-year-old is trying to make self-harm into a competition.

          “I personally talked to her and told her I’m struggling with self-harm,” says the friend, who spoke with Dr. Phil staff on the condition her identity remain anonymous. “She immediately asked to see the scars. The conversation felt like a competition about who cuts worse.”

          “Pain is pain. Self-harm is self-harm. It’s all the same feelings behind it – it’s not a competition. It’s just – like – it’s suffering,” says Emily.

          When Dr. Frank Lawlis of the Lawlis Peavey PsychoNeuroPlasticity (PNP) Center joins the discussion, how does he explain the brain chemistry behind self-harming addiction?

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