self-harm

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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 were winners: Texan wallbuilders, Washington swamp-drainers, men with combovers and British voters, because it means we're no longer seen as the world's biggest self-harmers.
His leg is broken, and he's been enrolled in group therapy for self-harmers.
A study in England showed that the suicide rate in the first year among self-harmers presenting in A&E was 66 times that of the general population.
But experts say the true figures are much higher and fear there is a hidden epidemic of young self-harmers who don't end up in hospital.
There's research where self-harmers have reported that by deliberately hurting themselves it can often change their state of mind.
CHILDREN are deliberately hurting themselves after copying other self-harmers online.
Yes, to some extent he has been advantaged and maybe even assisted by the self-harmers from across the city but even so, Lennon's achievements in his three-and-a-half seasons in charge are hugely admirable, especially his European successes.
Favazza and Conterio (1988) (7) found that 97 percent of their self-harmers were women.
Research by the young people's mental health charity YoungMinds also found four in ten young kids still don't know where to go for help; a third of parents would not seek professional help if their child was self-harming; two in three teachers don't know what to say to youngsters who self-harm and almost half of GPs feel they don't understand why young self-harmers do it.
Between January and August this year local psychiatrists saw 1,054 self-harmers in total - nearly as many as they treated during the whole of last year.