What you need to know and how someone could help.
What is Self Harm?
Also known as Self-injury, It's the act of purposely harming your own body, such as cutting or burning yourself. Most of the time its not meant as a suicide attempt, but as a self-injury to deal with emotional pain, lots of anger or frustration. Self-harm may bring a moment of released tension or calm state, its usually fallowed by guilt, shame, embarrassment, and return of painful emotions. With self-harm comes a greater possibility of more aggressive, fatal, and serious actions.
When should you get help?
Any of the Fallowing Actions
- Cutting yourself (such as using a razor blade, knife, or other sharp object to cut the skin)
- Punching yourself or punching things (like a wall)
- Burning yourself with cigarettes, matches, or candles
- Pulling out your hair
- Poking objects through body openings
- Breaking your bones or bruising yourself
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- About 50 percent of those who engage in self mutilation begin around age 14 and carry on into their 20's