self-injury

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self-injury

(sĕlf′ĭn′jə-rē)
n.
Self-inflicted physical harm, such as cutting, that is not suicidal and is usually a response to stress or trauma. Also called self-harm, self-mutilation.

self-injury,

n the act of intentionally hurting oneself. One manifestation of this is known as
cutting.
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More often than not, self injury is associated with another co-occurring problem like depression, trauma, eating disorders or substance abuse.
The results reveal that self injury serves an attention function.
Irun the Scar Tissue website - which helps more than 450 people to prevent self injury.
Having done research on self injury in England, I have been amazed to find a lack of provision for providing support and information in Wales.
Brown finds that deterrent penal servitude and inadequate oversight of staff in convict prisons led many prisoners to violence and extreme acts of self injury.
SELF injury is more prevalent than many people realise and many superstars have admitted to hurting themselves.
It excludes death that's directly or indirectly attributable to or consequential upon intentional self injury, suicide or entering into a dare or wager.
SANTA CLARITA - Self injury and mutilation - known as ``cutting'' - will be discussed Tuesday at a meeting of the ACTION parent and teen support program, a group that tackles teen issues.
In a work that may have its best use as a beginning student researcher's reference guide, the words of numerous youth, ranging from 13 up through 19, are quoted from interviews and e-mails on six specific--but not, of course, mutually exclusive--topics: teens who kill others, those who kill themselves, those who engage in sexual acts with children or adults, those who commit neonaticide, and those who purposefully engage in self injury.
Panelists at the first symposium ever convened on self injury agreed that the behavior can provide short-term relief from painful emotions, control over chaotic thoughts or experiences, and return to bodily sensations after dissociation.
SELF injury is any deliberate, non-suicidal behaviour that inflicts physical harm on your body and is aimed at relieving emotional distress.