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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I was a self-harmer and I have scars on my arms and legs.
Examples include an incident in March when police used Taser to stop a self-harmer stabbing himself in Eston.
It seems all kids nowadays have heard of a self-harmer somewhere in their circle of friends.
If you are a self-harmer, it's important to realise you're not a bad person and it's not a shameful thing to do.
His counsel Flo Krause said he suffered from bipolar disorder, or manic depression, had been a self-harmer for many years, and medical experts agreed that cutting himself "lifts his mood" by releasing endorphins into his system, thereby making suicide less likely.
So now we're facing a predictable PC onslaught which will mean the fat one, the self-harmer and the speccy goofy one will be fast-tracked through to the final.
She's a self-harmer and would get a knife and she would slit her arm wide open.
A TROUBLED self-harmer had to be tasered by police to stop him stabbing himself, a court heard.
Senior staff were made aware by professionals in Lancashire and by his mother Carol Pounder that he had expressed suicidal tendencies and was a self-harmer, especially when angry.
I've had a few negative personal experiences, where people have found out that I'm a self-harmer and they either don't want to know, or treat me completely differently," she adds.
Maria's natural cheerfulness belies the often dark and draining roles she's best known for - including an alcoholic, various single mothers, a prostitute, a self-harmer and her award-winning portrayal of Pauline, the loyal but battered partner of Steven Mackintosh in the acclaimed child abuse drama Care.