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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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And the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy quotes the figure that one in 12 young people self-harms.
It seems to be associated with substance misuse, depression and anxiety, problems with schoolwork and peer relationships, experience of sexual abuse and bullying as well as having a friend or family member who self-harms.
Her winning one-liner is: "I can't believe Amy Winehouse self-harms.
The significant increase in the number of prisoner self-harm incidents can be attributed to the introduction, in 2002, of the a new form for recording self-harms that introduced a more thorough and robust reporting system.
INCIDENTS of self-harm at a Cheshire women's prison have rocketed by 252% in recent years, new figures reveal.
Psychoanalytic psychotherapist Maggie Turp believes that, in the therapeutic context, a crucial aspect of the healing process for the individual who self-harms is to gradually construct a "narrative skin" through the use of words rather than articulating or marking internal suffering by inflicting injuries upon one's own body (Hidden 206).
That is, acknowledging self-harm's unconscious significance helps us imagine the individual who self-harms as someone who is trying to work something out and is not simply resigned to destroying themselves and, therefore, beyond our reach or understanding.
In today's multicultural Scotland, every individual who self-harms has a different experience and being listened to without judgment empowers people to take positive steps towards dealing with their problems.
SELF-HARM is a sign of emotional distress affecting people of all ages, genders and cultural backgrounds.
An 18-year-old who self-harms said, 'It's not the scars outside you need to worry about - it's the scars inside my head.
She said she would self-harm whenever she felt low.
I would like to advise anyone who self-harms or is thinking about it to get help and talk to someone you trust.