When life gets overwhelming, most of us have healthy outlets for releasing stress; we may pray, listen to music, go for a run. However, some may choose to self-harm — intentionally causing injury to oneself — as a way of attempting to cope. Self-inflicted methods of harm — such as cutting, head banging, hitting, or burning — are usually not a suicide attempt, but the addictive nature of the disorder can be life threatening. Dr. Joannie DeBrito, a licensed counselor from Focus on the Family, joined us to explain how the signs of self harm are not obvious to friends and family of a loved one who is self-harming.
For more information on self-harm and other mental health issues:
Interested in a counseling consultation and referral? Call (855) 771-HELP
Kurt Goff, co-host of Kurt and Kate Mornings, is a broadcasting veteran with a pastor's heart. He is a graduate of Texas Christian University and has more than 30 years of experience anchoring television news and hosting a variety of radio programs around the country. Upbeat and encouraging, Kurt has a passion for connecting people to God. He and his wife, Liz, have two sons.
Kate Bruington is the co-host of Kurt and Kate Mornings, Midday host, and can also be heard on Music for Sunday. Originally from East Hartford, Conn., Kate brings years of TV and radio experience to Moody Radio in Florida. She attended Boston Conservatory of Music and traveled the country singing before entering the broadcasting field. Kate's pastimes are reading and writing, and she currently spends much of her free time writing a novel. She has two daughters and two grandchildren.
Join Kurt Goff and Kate Bruington weekdays from 6–9 a.m. ET on Moody Radio Florida. Be inspired by biblical teaching, warm conversation, engaging topics, and uplifting music—all rooted in the transformative power of God's Word. Plus, stay up to date on Florida events and weather with Kurt and Kate Mornings.