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3rd Apr '18 10:42:30 PM ectostar
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Self-harm (SH), also termed self-injury (SI), is the act or acts of deliberately hurting oneself. Methods of doing so include, but are not limited to cutting, scratching, burning, biting, and banging or hitting body-parts. Eating disorders are also considered to exist on the self-harm spectrum, as are some high-risk unsafe sexual practices (specifically anything related to EroticAsphyxiation, weapons play with "live" weapons such as sharp knives or loaded firearms, and/or intentionally trying to become infected with HIV or other sexually transmitted diseases.) Particularly easy to miss are those who commit emotional self-harm, which can be a both a surrogate and precursor to physical self-harm.[[note]]Emotional Self-Harm does not mean watching a sad movie or being mad at yourself for failing at something unintentionally. Emotional self-harm would involve intentionally reading hate speech ([[TheReasonYouSuckSpeech especially when it's directed at a group you're a member of]]), intentionally failing at an important task, intentionally starting arguments or {{flame war}}s, or intentionally seeking out degrading relationships and situations.[[/note]] Some consider [[TheSmokingSection cigarette smoking and tobacco use]] and/or the intentional consumption of [[NutritionalNightmare severely unhealthy foods]] as forms of SelfHarm, but this is [[RuleOfCautiousEditingJudgment somewhat controversial]] because the motivations underlying both behaviors are often somewhat different than those underlying more traditional forms of self-harm. [[note]] Specifically, the most common motivations for smoking and for eating very unhealthy food are pleasure-seeking and/or to cope with surroundings where one or both are available/temporarily advantageous, or to "fit in" or "rebel" socially. These are in contrast to almost all of the motivations for more "traditional" self-harm mentioned.[[/note]]

There is a lot of stigma surrounding self-harm. In fiction, it is generally associated with the {{goth}} and [[{{EmoTeen}} emo]] subcultures, and often thought that self-injurers are "just doing it for attention". Cutting is by far the most represented form of SI in fiction, though other forms are seen.

In reality, however, there are many reasons for self-harm, and it is not confined to (or encouraged by) any particular subcultures. It is usually a sign that someone is really hurting inside or suffering from mental illness; self-harm is associated with a variety of mental illnesses, including depression and [[HollywoodPersonalityDisorders borderline personality disorder]] (BPD is, in fact, the only illness for which the DSM lists self-harm as a criterion.) Contrary to the belief that they are seeking attention, many self-injurers will go to great lengths to [[CutHimselfShaving hide their injuries]].

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Self-harm (SH), also termed self-injury (SI), is the act or acts of deliberately hurting oneself. Methods of doing so include, but are not limited to cutting, scratching, burning, biting, and banging or hitting body-parts. Eating disorders are also considered to exist on the self-harm spectrum, as are some high-risk unsafe sexual practices (specifically anything related to EroticAsphyxiation, weapons play with "live" weapons such as sharp knives or loaded firearms, and/or intentionally trying to become infected with HIV or other sexually transmitted diseases.) Particularly easy to miss are those who commit emotional self-harm, which can be a both a surrogate and precursor to physical self-harm.[[note]]Emotional Self-Harm does not mean watching a sad movie or being mad at yourself for failing at something unintentionally. Emotional self-harm would involve intentionally reading hate speech ([[TheReasonYouSuckSpeech especially when it's directed at a group you're a member of]]), intentionally failing at an important task, intentionally starting arguments or {{flame war}}s, or intentionally seeking out degrading relationships and situations.[[/note]] Some consider [[TheSmokingSection cigarette smoking and tobacco use]] and/or the intentional consumption of [[NutritionalNightmare severely unhealthy foods]] as forms of SelfHarm, but this is [[RuleOfCautiousEditingJudgment somewhat controversial]] because the motivations underlying both behaviors are often somewhat different than those underlying more traditional forms of self-harm. [[note]] Specifically, [[note]]Specifically, the most common motivations for smoking and for eating very unhealthy food are pleasure-seeking and/or to cope with surroundings where one or both are available/temporarily advantageous, or to "fit in" or "rebel" socially. These are in contrast to almost all of the motivations for more "traditional" self-harm mentioned.[[/note]]

There is a lot of stigma surrounding self-harm. In fiction, it is generally associated with the {{goth}} and [[{{EmoTeen}} emo]] {{emo|Teen}} subcultures, and often thought that self-injurers are "just doing it for attention". Cutting is by far the most represented form of SI in fiction, though other forms are seen.

In reality, however, there are many reasons for self-harm, and it is not confined to (or encouraged by) any particular subcultures. It is usually a sign that someone is really hurting inside or suffering from mental illness; self-harm is associated with a variety of mental illnesses, including depression UsefulNotes/{{depression}} and [[HollywoodPersonalityDisorders borderline personality disorder]] (BPD is, in fact, the only illness for which the DSM lists self-harm as a criterion.) Contrary to the belief that they are seeking attention, many self-injurers will go to great lengths to [[CutHimselfShaving hide their injuries]].
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* To communicate to others: Although it's much less frequent than is usually portrayed, some people self-harm because they don't know how to effectively communicate to others. It doesn't make them manipulative or attention-seeking, it just means that they don't know of better ways to communicate. It can be a sort of distress signal. Some people do this because they feel that their mental health isn’t taken seriously and use this to say, “Please, listen. I need help. This really is an issue. This is what can happen if I don’t get the help I need.”

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* To communicate to others: Although it's much less frequent than is usually portrayed, some people self-harm because they don't know how to effectively communicate to others. It doesn't make them manipulative or attention-seeking, it just means that they don't know of better ways to communicate. It can be a sort of distress signal. Some people do this because they feel that their mental health isn’t isn't taken seriously and use this to say, “Please, "Please, listen. I need help. This really is an issue. This is what can happen if I don’t don't get the help I need."



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* In ''ComicBook/ArkhamAsylumASeriousHouseOnSeriousEarth'', Amadeus Arkham's patient, serial killer Martin "Mad Dog" Hawkins, states that he cuts his arms with a razor "[j]ust to feel. Just to feel ''something.''"

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* In ''ComicBook/ArkhamAsylumASeriousHouseOnSeriousEarth'', Amadeus Arkham's patient, serial killer Martin "Mad Dog" Hawkins, states that he cuts his arms with a razor "[j]ust to feel. Just to feel ''something.''"''something''."



* Shows up ''a lot'' in Creator/EllenHopkins's young adult books.
* In ''Literature/ExtremelyLoudAndIncrediblyClose,'' Oskar frequently bruises himself when he is upset.

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* Shows up ''a lot'' in Creator/EllenHopkins's Creator/EllenHopkins' young adult books.
* In ''Literature/ExtremelyLoudAndIncrediblyClose,'' ''Literature/ExtremelyLoudAndIncrediblyClose'', Oskar frequently bruises himself when he is upset.



* In a season 2 episode of ''Series/{{Quantico}},'' Dayana is seen making herself a cup of tea, but then she pours some of the hot water onto her hand.

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* In a season 2 episode of ''Series/{{Quantico}},'' ''Series/{{Quantico}}'', Dayana is seen making herself a cup of tea, but then she pours some of the hot water onto her hand.



You tell me "This will be the last night feeling like this".''

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You tell me "This "[[DrivenToSuicide This will be the last night feeling like this".''this]]."''



* "Breathe Me" by Music/{{Sia}} is about someone who self-harms and is asking for help.



* Quite possibly the only example of this trope PlayedForLaughs occurs in ''Theatre/LittleShopOfHorrors.'' Seymour discovers that his [[PhraseCatcher strange and unusual plant,]] Audrey II, eats blood when he accidentally pricks his finger on some roses. As a result, he feeds Audrey II by pricking his fingers and letting the plant ''literally'' suck him dry. This works out fine until Audrey II gets too big for Seymour's blood alone to satisfy it...

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* Quite possibly the only example of this trope PlayedForLaughs occurs in ''Theatre/LittleShopOfHorrors.'' ''Theatre/LittleShopOfHorrors''. Seymour discovers that his [[PhraseCatcher strange and unusual plant,]] Audrey II, eats blood when he accidentally pricks his finger on some roses. As a result, he feeds Audrey II by pricking his fingers and letting the plant ''literally'' suck him dry. This works out fine until Audrey II gets too big for Seymour's blood alone to satisfy it...



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** Quagmire marries Joan (a {{Yandere}}) in the episode "I Take Thee Quagmire". Peter convinces him to get a divorce using champagne and Lois's breasts, and when he tries to broach the subject she threatens to cut herself with a kitchen knife.

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** Quagmire marries Joan (a {{Yandere}}) in the episode "I Take Thee Quagmire". Peter convinces him to get a divorce using champagne and Lois's Lois' breasts, and when he tries to broach the subject she threatens to cut herself with a kitchen knife.



2nd Apr '18 10:58:07 AM Pichu-kun
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* At several points in the ''Manga/{{Berserk}}'' manga, Griffith claws at his arms deeply enough to bleed, usually due to going through some bad things mentally.

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At several points in the ''Manga/{{Berserk}}'' manga, Griffith claws at his arms deeply enough to bleed, usually due to going through some bad things mentally.



* In ''Manga/FushigiYuugi'', Yui attempts to commit suicide by wrist-slashing when she believes she's been gang-raped by some thugs in the book [[spoiler: it turns out Nakago rescued her before that could happen, but [[ManipulativeBastard let her come to her own conclusions so that she'd be more willing to be the Priestess of Seiryuu.]]]] [[InterruptedSuicide Nakago stops her]], and she is left with a scar on her wrist.



* In ''Manga/{{Narutaru}}'', [[spoiler:Akira Sakura]] does this - hardly surprising considering how dark the series is.

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* In ''Manga/{{Narutaru}}'', [[spoiler:Akira Sakura]] does this cuts herself - hardly surprising considering how dark the series is.



* ''Manga/TokyoGhoul'': After being captured and imprisoned in Cochlea, the amnesiac Ghoul #240 is seen wearing bandages over his eyes. This is because he repeatedly clawed his own eyes out (he has a HealingFactor so they would regrow), to the extent the wounds kept getting infected.

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* ''Manga/TokyoGhoul'': ''Manga/TokyoGhoul'':
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After being captured and imprisoned in Cochlea, the amnesiac Ghoul #240 is seen wearing bandages over his eyes. This is because he repeatedly clawed his own eyes out (he has a HealingFactor so they would regrow), to the extent the wounds kept getting infected.



* One of the characters in the 80s horror film ''Film/BadDreams''. "I just make a little hole, and it all goes away."

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* One of the characters in the 80s '80s horror film ''Film/BadDreams''. "I ''Film/BadDreams''.
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just make a little hole, and it all goes away."



* The Splendid Angharad's facial scars in ''Film/MadMaxFuryRoad'' have been confirmed to be from self harm, with the implication she did it both to cope with life as a SexSlave and to herself to make herself less desirable to [[BigBad Immortan Joe]]. Also, as a FreezeFrameBonus, small scars can be seen on her wrist as she hands Max the water hose.

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* ''Film/MadMaxFuryRoad'':
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The Splendid Angharad's facial scars in ''Film/MadMaxFuryRoad'' scars have been confirmed to be from self harm, with the implication she did it both to cope with life as a SexSlave and to herself to make herself less desirable to [[BigBad Immortan Joe]]. Also, as a FreezeFrameBonus, small scars can be seen on her wrist as she hands Max the water hose.



** House-elves are compelled to physically punish themselves if they disobey their masters. ''"Bad Dobby!"''
* In ''I Am J'', J's friend Melissa cuts herself. It makes her mad whenever J brings it up.

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** House-elves are compelled to physically punish themselves if they disobey their masters. ''"Bad
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Dobby!"''
* In ''I ''Literature/{{I Am J'', J}}'', J's friend Melissa cuts herself. It makes her mad whenever J brings it up.



* In the penultimate Season 2 episode of ''Series/ShamelessUS'', [[spoiler:Monica, the Gallagher matriarch ([[MissingMom in name, not in practice mind you]]), is shown with her slit wrists on the floor during the Thanksgiving dinner. She is bipolar, and had not been taking her medication for some time prior to the incident.]]

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In the penultimate Season 2 episode of ''Series/ShamelessUS'', episode, [[spoiler:Monica, the Gallagher matriarch ([[MissingMom in name, not in practice mind you]]), is shown with her slit wrists on the floor during the Thanksgiving dinner. She is bipolar, and had not been taking her medication for some time prior to the incident.]]



* ''Series/TheWalkingDead''. In "18 Miles Out," Beth attempts suicide by cutting her wrist, but it's shallow, so it was determined that she ultimately did want to live.
** In "Them," Daryl puts out a lit cigarette on his hand.

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* ''Series/TheWalkingDead''. In "18 Miles Out," Beth attempts suicide by cutting her wrist, but it's shallow, so it was determined that she ultimately did want to live.
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''Series/TheWalkingDead'': In "Them," Daryl puts out a lit cigarette on his hand.



* This is referenced in the first line of "The Last Night" by Music/{{Skillet}}. It's about a man whose friend has [[AbusiveParents demeaning parents]] who blame her for their problems and consider a depression to be "just a phase".

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* This is referenced in the first line of "The Last Night" by Music/{{Skillet}}. It's about a man whose friend has [[AbusiveParents demeaning parents]] who blame her for their problems and consider a her depression to be "just a phase".phase":



** [[spoiler:Rena]] used to cut herself out of paranoia and likely depression in the past. In one arc she begins viciously scratching her skin due to believing she's infested with maggots.

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** [[spoiler:Rena]] used to cut herself out of paranoia paranoia, and likely depression depression, in the past. In one arc she also begins viciously scratching her skin due to believing she's infested with maggots.



* Meg of ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'' is sometimes depicted as fragile and disturbed and as a way to solve her problems she stated to her mom that she cuts herself. In another episode when Connie (who always bullies Meg) asked Meg to help her become popular again after Chris became popular Meg told her off and showed her the scars on her arm that she made from cutting herself as a result of Connie's bullying.

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Meg of ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'' is sometimes depicted as fragile and disturbed and as a way to solve her problems she stated to her mom that she cuts herself. In another episode when Connie (who always bullies Meg) asked Meg to help her become popular again after Chris became popular Meg told her off and showed her the scars on her arm that she made from cutting herself as a result of Connie's bullying.
29th Mar '18 12:15:00 PM Pichu-kun
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* The ''Manga/LuckyStar'' doujinshi ''Lonely Kagamin'' reveals that the now adult Konata has become depressed due to others ignoring her because of the way she looks. Kagami notices injuries on her arm when she visits her.

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* The ''Manga/LuckyStar'' doujinshi ''Lonely Kagamin'' ''Webcomic/{{Lonely Kagamin}}'' reveals that the now adult Konata has become depressed due to others ignoring her because of the way she looks. Kagami notices injuries on her arm when she visits her.
13th Mar '18 7:45:10 PM nombretomado
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* The original script for ''Film/{{Titanic}}'' depicted Rose as being a bit more depressed and unstable as she is described as digging a crab fork into her arm until it bleeds under the dinner table as a prelude to her breakdown in her stateroom and attempted suicide. She is depressed because life as a rich high society girl makes her feel empty inside and like screaming.

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* The original script for ''Film/{{Titanic}}'' ''Film/{{Titanic|1997}}'' depicted Rose as being a bit more depressed and unstable as she is described as digging a crab fork into her arm until it bleeds under the dinner table as a prelude to her breakdown in her stateroom and attempted suicide. She is depressed because life as a rich high society girl makes her feel empty inside and like screaming.
6th Feb '18 8:47:39 PM Nuke-Captain
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* ''Literature/{{Uglies}}'': In ''Pretties'', [[spoiler: Shay]] leads a group of Pretties who cut themselves to focus their minds. In ''Specials'', the Cutters cut themselves, burn themselves, and subject themselves to extreme cold for similar reasons.
31st Jan '18 2:01:46 PM Wheezy
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Self-harm (SH), also termed self-injury (SI), is the act or acts of deliberately hurting oneself. Methods of doing so include, but are not limited to cutting, scratching, burning, biting, and banging or hitting body-parts. Eating disorders are also considered to exist on the self-harm spectrum, as are some high-risk unsafe sexual practices (specifically anything related to EroticAsphyxiation, weapons play with "live" weapons such as sharp knives or loaded firearms, and/or intentionally trying to become infected with HIV or other sexually transmitted diseases.) Particularly easy to miss are those who commit emotional self-harm, which can be a both a surrogate and precursor to physical self-harm.[[note]]Emotional Self-Harm does not mean watching a sad movie or being mad at yourself for failing at something unintentionally. Emotional self-harm would involve reading hate speech ([[TheReasonYouSuckSpeech especially when it's directed at a group you're a member of]]), intentionally failing at an important task, intentionally starting arguments or {{flame war}}s, or intentionally seeking out degrading relationships and situations.[[/note]] Some consider [[TheSmokingSection cigarette smoking and tobacco use]] and/or the intentional consumption of [[NutritionalNightmare severely unhealthy foods]] as forms of SelfHarm, but this is [[RuleOfCautiousEditingJudgment somewhat controversial]] because the motivations underlying both behaviors are often somewhat different than those underlying more traditional forms of self-harm. [[note]] Specifically, the most common motivations for smoking and for eating very unhealthy food are pleasure-seeking and/or to cope with surroundings where one or both are available/temporarily advantageous, or to "fit in" or "rebel" socially. These are in contrast to almost all of the motivations for more "traditional" self-harm mentioned.[[/note]]

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Self-harm (SH), also termed self-injury (SI), is the act or acts of deliberately hurting oneself. Methods of doing so include, but are not limited to cutting, scratching, burning, biting, and banging or hitting body-parts. Eating disorders are also considered to exist on the self-harm spectrum, as are some high-risk unsafe sexual practices (specifically anything related to EroticAsphyxiation, weapons play with "live" weapons such as sharp knives or loaded firearms, and/or intentionally trying to become infected with HIV or other sexually transmitted diseases.) Particularly easy to miss are those who commit emotional self-harm, which can be a both a surrogate and precursor to physical self-harm.[[note]]Emotional Self-Harm does not mean watching a sad movie or being mad at yourself for failing at something unintentionally. Emotional self-harm would involve intentionally reading hate speech ([[TheReasonYouSuckSpeech especially when it's directed at a group you're a member of]]), intentionally failing at an important task, intentionally starting arguments or {{flame war}}s, or intentionally seeking out degrading relationships and situations.[[/note]] Some consider [[TheSmokingSection cigarette smoking and tobacco use]] and/or the intentional consumption of [[NutritionalNightmare severely unhealthy foods]] as forms of SelfHarm, but this is [[RuleOfCautiousEditingJudgment somewhat controversial]] because the motivations underlying both behaviors are often somewhat different than those underlying more traditional forms of self-harm. [[note]] Specifically, the most common motivations for smoking and for eating very unhealthy food are pleasure-seeking and/or to cope with surroundings where one or both are available/temporarily advantageous, or to "fit in" or "rebel" socially. These are in contrast to almost all of the motivations for more "traditional" self-harm mentioned.[[/note]]
31st Jan '18 2:00:24 PM Wheezy
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Self-harm (SH), also termed self-injury (SI), is the act or acts of deliberately hurting oneself. Methods of doing so include, but are not limited to cutting, scratching, burning, biting, and banging or hitting body-parts. Eating disorders are also considered to exist on the self-harm spectrum, as are some high-risk unsafe sexual practices (specifically anything related to EroticAsphyxiation, weapons play with "live" weapons such as sharp knives or loaded firearms, and/or intentionally trying to become infected with HIV or other sexually transmitted diseases.) Particularly easy to miss are those who commit emotional self-harm, which can be a both a surrogate and precursor to physical self-harm.[[note]]Emotional Self-Harm does not mean watching a sad movie or being mad at yourself for failing at something unintentionally. Emotional self-harm would involve reading hate speech ([[TheReasonYouSuckSpeech especially when it's directed at a group you're a member of]]), intentionally failing at an important task, intentionally starting arguments or {{flame wars}}, or intentionally seeking out degrading relationships and situations.[[/note]] Some consider [[TheSmokingSection cigarette smoking and tobacco use]] and/or the intentional consumption of [[NutritionalNightmare severely unhealthy foods]] as forms of SelfHarm, but this is [[RuleOfCautiousEditingJudgment somewhat controversial]] because the motivations underlying both behaviors are often somewhat different than those underlying more traditional forms of self-harm. [[note]] Specifically, the most common motivations for smoking and for eating very unhealthy food are pleasure-seeking and/or to cope with surroundings where one or both are available/temporarily advantageous, or to "fit in" or "rebel" socially. These are in contrast to almost all of the motivations for more "traditional" self-harm mentioned.[[/note]]

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Self-harm (SH), also termed self-injury (SI), is the act or acts of deliberately hurting oneself. Methods of doing so include, but are not limited to cutting, scratching, burning, biting, and banging or hitting body-parts. Eating disorders are also considered to exist on the self-harm spectrum, as are some high-risk unsafe sexual practices (specifically anything related to EroticAsphyxiation, weapons play with "live" weapons such as sharp knives or loaded firearms, and/or intentionally trying to become infected with HIV or other sexually transmitted diseases.) Particularly easy to miss are those who commit emotional self-harm, which can be a both a surrogate and precursor to physical self-harm.[[note]]Emotional Self-Harm does not mean watching a sad movie or being mad at yourself for failing at something unintentionally. Emotional self-harm would involve reading hate speech ([[TheReasonYouSuckSpeech especially when it's directed at a group you're a member of]]), intentionally failing at an important task, intentionally starting arguments or {{flame wars}}, war}}s, or intentionally seeking out degrading relationships and situations.[[/note]] Some consider [[TheSmokingSection cigarette smoking and tobacco use]] and/or the intentional consumption of [[NutritionalNightmare severely unhealthy foods]] as forms of SelfHarm, but this is [[RuleOfCautiousEditingJudgment somewhat controversial]] because the motivations underlying both behaviors are often somewhat different than those underlying more traditional forms of self-harm. [[note]] Specifically, the most common motivations for smoking and for eating very unhealthy food are pleasure-seeking and/or to cope with surroundings where one or both are available/temporarily advantageous, or to "fit in" or "rebel" socially. These are in contrast to almost all of the motivations for more "traditional" self-harm mentioned.[[/note]]
31st Jan '18 2:00:00 PM Wheezy
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Self-harm (SH), also termed self-injury (SI), is the act or acts of deliberately hurting oneself. Methods of doing so include, but are not limited to cutting, scratching, burning, biting, and banging or hitting body-parts. Eating disorders are also considered to exist on the self-harm spectrum, as are some high-risk unsafe sexual practices (specifically anything related to EroticAsphyxiation, weapons play with "live" weapons such as sharp knives or loaded firearms, and/or intentionally trying to become infected with HIV or other sexually transmitted diseases.) Particularly easy to miss are those who commit emotional self-harm, which can be a both a surrogate and precursor to physical self-harm.[[note]]Emotional Self-Harm does not mean watching a sad movie or being mad at yourself for failing at something unintentionally. Emotional self-harm would involve reading hate speech ([[TheReasonYouSuckSpeech especially when it's directed at a group you're a member of]]), intentionally failing at an important task, intentionally starting arguments or flame wars, or intentionally seeking out degrading relationships and situations.[[/note]] Some consider [[TheSmokingSection cigarette smoking and tobacco use]] and/or the intentional consumption of [[NutritionalNightmare severely unhealthy foods]] as forms of SelfHarm, but this is [[RuleOfCautiousEditingJudgment somewhat controversial]] because the motivations underlying both behaviors are often somewhat different than those underlying more traditional forms of self-harm. [[note]] Specifically, the most common motivations for smoking and for eating very unhealthy food are pleasure-seeking and/or to cope with surroundings where one or both are available/temporarily advantageous, or to "fit in" or "rebel" socially. These are in contrast to almost all of the motivations for more "traditional" self-harm mentioned.[[/note]]

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Self-harm (SH), also termed self-injury (SI), is the act or acts of deliberately hurting oneself. Methods of doing so include, but are not limited to cutting, scratching, burning, biting, and banging or hitting body-parts. Eating disorders are also considered to exist on the self-harm spectrum, as are some high-risk unsafe sexual practices (specifically anything related to EroticAsphyxiation, weapons play with "live" weapons such as sharp knives or loaded firearms, and/or intentionally trying to become infected with HIV or other sexually transmitted diseases.) Particularly easy to miss are those who commit emotional self-harm, which can be a both a surrogate and precursor to physical self-harm.[[note]]Emotional Self-Harm does not mean watching a sad movie or being mad at yourself for failing at something unintentionally. Emotional self-harm would involve reading hate speech ([[TheReasonYouSuckSpeech especially when it's directed at a group you're a member of]]), intentionally failing at an important task, intentionally starting arguments or flame wars, {{flame wars}}, or intentionally seeking out degrading relationships and situations.[[/note]] Some consider [[TheSmokingSection cigarette smoking and tobacco use]] and/or the intentional consumption of [[NutritionalNightmare severely unhealthy foods]] as forms of SelfHarm, but this is [[RuleOfCautiousEditingJudgment somewhat controversial]] because the motivations underlying both behaviors are often somewhat different than those underlying more traditional forms of self-harm. [[note]] Specifically, the most common motivations for smoking and for eating very unhealthy food are pleasure-seeking and/or to cope with surroundings where one or both are available/temporarily advantageous, or to "fit in" or "rebel" socially. These are in contrast to almost all of the motivations for more "traditional" self-harm mentioned.[[/note]]
31st Jan '18 1:59:21 PM Wheezy
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Self-harm (SH), also termed self-injury (SI), is the act or acts of deliberately hurting oneself. Methods of doing so include, but are not limited to cutting, scratching, burning, biting, and banging or hitting body-parts. Eating disorders are also considered to exist on the self-harm spectrum, as are some high-risk unsafe sexual practices (specifically anything related to EroticAsphyxiation, weapons play with "live" weapons such as sharp knives or loaded firearms, and/or intentionally trying to become infected with HIV or other sexually transmitted diseases.) Particularly easy to miss are those who commit emotional self-harm, which can be a both a surrogate and precursor to physical self-harm.[[note]]Emotional Self-Harm does not mean watching a sad movie or being mad at yourself for failing at something unintentionally. Emotional self-harm would involve reading through the archives of your favorite series's hatedom telling you why you are a moron for liking it, intentionally failing at an important task, intentionally starting arguments or flame wars, or intentionally seeking out degrading relationships and situations.[[/note]] Some consider [[TheSmokingSection cigarette smoking and tobacco use]] and/or the intentional consumption of [[NutritionalNightmare severely unhealthy foods]] as forms of SelfHarm, but this is [[RuleOfCautiousEditingJudgment somewhat controversial]] because the motivations underlying both behaviors are often somewhat different than those underlying more traditional forms of self-harm. [[note]] Specifically, the most common motivations for smoking and for eating very unhealthy food are pleasure-seeking and/or to cope with surroundings where one or both are available/temporarily advantageous, or to "fit in" or "rebel" socially. These are in contrast to almost all of the motivations for more "traditional" self-harm mentioned.[[/note]]

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Self-harm (SH), also termed self-injury (SI), is the act or acts of deliberately hurting oneself. Methods of doing so include, but are not limited to cutting, scratching, burning, biting, and banging or hitting body-parts. Eating disorders are also considered to exist on the self-harm spectrum, as are some high-risk unsafe sexual practices (specifically anything related to EroticAsphyxiation, weapons play with "live" weapons such as sharp knives or loaded firearms, and/or intentionally trying to become infected with HIV or other sexually transmitted diseases.) Particularly easy to miss are those who commit emotional self-harm, which can be a both a surrogate and precursor to physical self-harm.[[note]]Emotional Self-Harm does not mean watching a sad movie or being mad at yourself for failing at something unintentionally. Emotional self-harm would involve reading through the archives of your favorite series's hatedom telling you why you are hate speech ([[TheReasonYouSuckSpeech especially when it's directed at a moron for liking it, group you're a member of]]), intentionally failing at an important task, intentionally starting arguments or flame wars, or intentionally seeking out degrading relationships and situations.[[/note]] Some consider [[TheSmokingSection cigarette smoking and tobacco use]] and/or the intentional consumption of [[NutritionalNightmare severely unhealthy foods]] as forms of SelfHarm, but this is [[RuleOfCautiousEditingJudgment somewhat controversial]] because the motivations underlying both behaviors are often somewhat different than those underlying more traditional forms of self-harm. [[note]] Specifically, the most common motivations for smoking and for eating very unhealthy food are pleasure-seeking and/or to cope with surroundings where one or both are available/temporarily advantageous, or to "fit in" or "rebel" socially. These are in contrast to almost all of the motivations for more "traditional" self-harm mentioned.[[/note]]
28th Dec '17 7:13:02 PM erforce
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