selfharm

What is self-harm?


There are many reasons why someone could self-harm, and if they self-harm more than once, it may be for a different reason every time. The causes usually stem from unhappy emotions.

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Self-harm - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Self-harm (SH) or deliberate self-harm (DSH) includes self-injury (SI) and self-poisoning and is defined as the intentional, direct injuring of body tissue ...

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Cutting & Self-Harm: Warning Signs and Treatment

Cutting can be a parent's worst nightmare which often comes by surprise.

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Self-injury/cutting - MayoClinic.com

Self-injury/cutting — Comprehensive overview covers signs, risk factors and treatment.

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Self-Injury In Adolescents | American Academy of Child ...

Self-injury is the act of deliberately destroying body tissue, at times to change a way of feeling. Self-injury is seen differently by groups and cultures ...

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Self Injury aka Self Mutilation Homepage - HealthyPlace

Dec 4, 2008 ... Detailed information about Self-Injury, Self-Harm, Self-Abuse including why people self-injure, warning signs of self-harm, treatment for ...

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Self-Injury Support Group - DailyStrength

Meet over 8113 friendly, supportive people sharing their experiences with Self-Injury. Real help from real people.

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Self-Harm

"Self-harm" refers to the deliberate, direct destruction of body tissue that results in tissue damage. When someone engages in self-harm, they may have a ...

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Self-Harm and Trauma - National Center for PTSD

Jun 15, 2010 ... Discusses self-harm and its relationship to trauma.

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Self-harm.

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DELIBERATE SELF-INJURY

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Complications
If you are self-harming, and your wound is not treated properly, you are at risk of getting an infection. Cuts can become infected if you use a non-sterile, or dirty, cutting instrument.

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Diagnosis
If you are self-harming, you are probably doing it in secret and you may not want to talk to anyone about it. However, self-harm is very dangerous. You could seriously hurt yourself, either accidently or on purpose, and your feelings are unlikely to get better without help.

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Symptoms
The most common form of self-harm is cutting your skin, using a knife, razor blade, or a piece of glass. The cuts are not usually deep but, in some cases, medical attention is needed to clean, dress, and stitch the wounds.

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Treatment
If you self-harm, both the physical injuries of self-harm and the underlying emotional causes will need to be treated. Whether treatment is from your GP, a mental health professional, or emergency department staff, you will be treated with respect.

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