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.
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However, health offi-cials decided the persistent self-harmer - who had tried to hang himself before - was safe to return home.
The previous evening, Northumbria Police had been called by the ambulance service who were treating Mr Lewins, a self-harmer who had used razor blades to cut his arm.
He had become a regular drug user and a frequent self-harmer. In January 2008, five months after his last arrest for theft and shoplifting, he was found dead in his bedroom by his carer.
"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.
The portrayal of the 'People's Princess' was always going to be sensitive but the series bosses have taken a sledgehammer to Diana's legacy by portraying her as a "desperate and lonely self-harmer".
John Batchelor, representing Kavanagh, said he was someone with his own problems suffering Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder and being a self-harmer.
Now, after being released from his latest prison sentence, the 41-year-old, who suffers from schizophrenia and is a prolific self-harmer, is destitute and sleeps among the rubbish between two bins in a back lane next to a Newcastle bar.
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.