Madness Radio: Ruta Mazelis Cutting Edge Self Injury


First Aired 9-27-2006

Self-injury and cutting with Ruta Mazelis, psychiatric abuse survivor and editor for 17+ years of the acclaimed newsletter The Cutting Edge. Cutting, burning, head banging and other self-harm are discussed from the point of view of people doing them -- as coping mechanisms that need compassion and understanding, not the force and judgement of mainstream psychiatry. Check out www.healingselfinjury.org.

What a great show! Thank you so much! I didn't notice that there is actually a lot of feminist criticism of the borderline label. Could you point out some resources?

Hi there, try, http://healingselfinjury.org, Judith Herman's book Trauma and Recovery, and Paula Caplan's work. -- Will

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