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self-harm

(sĕlf′-härm′)

self-harm

n
(Psychology) the practice of cutting or otherwise wounding oneself, usually considered as indicating psychological disturbance
ˌself-ˈharming n
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There was a point in my life when I was a self-harmer and I now know that it is not the solution.
The evil pair launched the frenzied attack in the mistaken belief that Darren Flynn, a self-harmer who walked with a crutch, was a sex offender and "grass".
Mr Thomas had been unnoticed for some time - he was known to be a self-harmer," Mr Donnelly said before asking Newtondale ward manager David Grocott to give evidence.
However, health offi-cials decided the persistent self-harmer - who had tried to hang himself before - was safe to return home.
Moore is a hammy self-harmer, who has some faintly bizarre dialogue with her daughter.
The previous evening, Northumbria Police had been called by the ambulance service who were treating Mr Lewins, a self-harmer who had used razor blades to cut his arm.
I may agree with GM that the body is a process and not a block; but does the self-harmer know this at the moment of maximum pain?
A self-harmer with a protective mother still living out her own dreams through her daughter, it's a dangerous beast to unleash.
Soon we'll have Celebrity Rehab, where we can watch their sordid lives unfold - with a nationwide phone-in on who is the biggest self-harmer.
John Batchelor, representing Kavanagh, said he was someone with his own problems suffering Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder and being a self-harmer.
Now, after being released from his latest prison sentence, the 41-year-old, who suffers from schizophrenia and is a prolific self-harmer, is destitute and sleeps among the rubbish between two bins in a back lane next to a Newcastle bar.