This Dog Is Trained to Stop Self Harm–And When You See Him in Action It’s Heartbreakingly Powerful

This service dog is trained to see self harm and stop it.

Danielle Jacobs has Aspergers and she’s prone to panic attacks and self harm. Her dog, Samson, is trained to see the signs of potential self harm and intervene.

Caution: This is graphic and could be a trigger for self harm, but it’s also a powerful display of compassion. If you struggle with self-harm, talk to a parent, teacher or pastor to get help. *See additional resources below.

*1-800-DON’T-CUT – More info on self-injury

* – Referrals for therapists and tips for how to stop.

*1-800-273-TALK – A 24-hour crisis hotline if you’re about to self-harm or are in an emergency situation. (*Via

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