Self Harm

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Self harm, self injury, deliberate self injury or self mutilation is generally believed to be just the act of burning and cutting oneself. It has been becoming a greatly misunderstood addiction to which majority often believe the doer is simply attempting suicide because of the serious cuts inflicted on oneself. But there is more to self injury information that you need to know. Self Harm Awareness Self harming in teenagers include burning themselves with cigarettes or other hot tools, cutting with blades and knives, and other general acts of inflicting harm to the body such as hitting yourself against the wall repeatedly. When someone exhibits self harm behaviour, they could be absorbed in an obsessive-compulsive behavior resulting in the infliction of physical damage in a mission to evade emotional feelings which they are unable to…show more content…
That said sometimes teenagers who self harm can be proud of these scars but at the same time be ashamed of them and consequently hiding them from others. As self harm is generally a private act, this can be difficult for teachers to support pupils and students and to manage mental health in schools. Who Self Harms? As opposed to what many believe, teenagers are not the only people who self. A lot of people of all ages and professions self harm. It does not differentiate between age, creed, gender, and race although research shows that younger women experience self harm behaviour the most. This can also be accompanied by some other addictive tendencies like drug addiction and eating disorders; and is not only limited to teenagers alone. The act of injuring oneself is not the main issue, as it is just a symptom but the underlying emotional reasons and pain for the person self harming in the first place. If someone uses self harm to manage their emotions, chances are they are highly secretive of this fact due to the fear of being confronted and even
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