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Flesh Wounds
Author: Kay Inckle

ISBN: 9781906254292
Format: Paperback
Number Of Pages: 244
Published: 17 May 2010
Country of Publication: GB
Description:
A book of research-based stories about self-injury. It explores the meaning and purpose of self-injury in an individual's life; the experiences that might lead to self-injury; and which approaches and responses to self-injury are helpful and which are not. It is intended to be a resource for people who hurt themselves and for those who live and work with them. Experiences of self-injury from service-users and service providers - as well as people who were both and neither - are retold through fictionalised characters. Using fictional characters and creative writing strategies protects the anonymity of all of those involved but at the same time allows an in-depth representation of the 'real-life' inner-worlds, emotions and experiences of the protagonists. The 'moral' of the tales in this book point towards the need for a holistic and person-centred understanding of self-injury and one which focuses on harm-reduction rather than prevention. The stories challenge the stigmatising view of self-injury as something 'mad' or 'bad' to be prevented at all costs. They highlight the importance of understanding the complexity of each individual and their relationship with self-injury alongside practices which offer acceptance and sup...

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