Articles for tag: Mutilation, Self Harm, Self Injury, Self Mutilation

Self Mutilation of Adolescent Girls

Self-mutilation is essentially the thorough, intentional, non-suicidal damage or amendment of a person’s own body. Self-mutilation is a disorder that can be described by using many different terms such as self-injury, self-harm, self-injurious behavior syndrome (SIBS), or the deliberate self-harm syndrome. Self-mutilation has been a problem that has existed for a long time. However, it ...

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Why is My Teen Cutting Herself?

Teens who use a knife, razor or other sharp object to cut parts of their body, drawing blood are cutters. Many people believe that teen cutting is a way to get attention, that the cutter is suicidal or that the teen cutter is dangerous but these are not the facts. UT Family Relations professor, Denise ...

Childhood Abuse Survivors: Self-injury, and Expressing Emotions

Many adult survivors of childhood abuse struggle with self-injury. While most people think of self-injury as cutting, there are many other ways to self-injure, including burning, head-banging, hair-plucking, and scab-picking, among others. Most adult survivors of childhood abuse also struggle with the inability to express their emotions, which can fuel an abuse survivor’s dependence upon ...

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Coping Strategies to Prevent Self-Injury

One of the hallmark traits of borderline personality disorder is the consistent use of self-injury as a response to stress and associated painful emotions. If you have BPD, you may choose among an array of self-injury methods, but each has the same effect: self-injury causes bodily pain, which simultaneously distracts you from the overwhelming emotional ...

Self Injury: The Secret Shame

“Cutting is not attention seeking. It’s not Manipulative. It’s a coping mechanism – a punitive, unpleasant, potentially dangerous one – but it works. It helps me to cope with strong emotions that I don’t know how to deal with. Don’t tell me to stop. Don’t try to make me feel guilty, that’s how I feel ...