And the pattern of damaging the body in times of distress can make suicide more likely.Prevention There is no sure way to prevent your loved one's self-injuring behavior.
While self-injury may bring a momentary sense of calm and a release of tension, it's usually followed by guilt and shame and the return of painful emotions.Implements commonly used for cutting are the knife and saw, or in medicine and science the scalpel and microtome.
Encourage peers to seek help.People who self-injure may use more than one method to harm themselves.Your campus health center can connect you with a therapist or group counseling.
"For meand for all the other cutters I know cutting isn't about self-esteem, it's about control Kristin explained.Although life-threatening injuries are usually not intended, with self-injury comes the possibility of more-serious and even fatal self-aggressive actions.Rather, this type of self-injury is a harmful way to cope with emotional pain, intense anger and frustration.
A few see it as a way to purify their bodies.Excessive rubbing of an area to create a burn.