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Is fainting on purpose SH? - January 16th 2012, 04:29 PM

Fainting on purpose is my new way of running away and taking a break from things. I have done it 3 times and I am getting better at it. So when I was Googling how to do it I came across people saying that it can be harmful and all something which I decided to skip. I didn't want to know how it can harm me. So, is this SH?



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Re: Is fainting on purpose SH? - January 16th 2012, 05:01 PM

Anything done to intentionally harm you is classed as Self Harm. SO if you are doing it to harm yourself. then yes it can be.
It is really not good for you, usally people faint due to lack of oxygen to the brain, wihich is ovisouly not good.
I would urge you to stop doing this, I really don't want you to hurt yourself badly.
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Re: Is fainting on purpose SH? - January 16th 2012, 05:04 PM

I will admit that I don't have much experience in SH, but this definitely seems like it. All of the ways that I can think of to make yourself pass out are harmful in one way or another, so to answer your question- yes. If you ever need to talk about anything, let me know. Please stay safe.


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Re: Is fainting on purpose SH? - January 16th 2012, 05:35 PM

I agree with Charli; if you faint intentionally, it is SH and is certainly harmful if continued. Feel free to shoot me a message if you'd like to chat about anything.


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Re: Is fainting on purpose SH? - January 16th 2012, 05:47 PM

I forgot to mention. I use hyperventilation to faint. Like squat and breathe 15-28 times than stand up and blow on your thumb.
   
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Re: Is fainting on purpose SH? - January 16th 2012, 06:45 PM

The method isn't exactly important. Again, if you are doing it with the intention of hurting yourself, then it counts as SH. In my opinion, depriving yourself of oxygen does count as SH. Feel free to shoot me a message if you want to talk.


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Re: Is fainting on purpose SH? - January 17th 2012, 10:41 AM

I have done this before except the way I do it is by having a really hot shower that makes me dizzy and I pass out (no idea if this is similar in any way). I never heard anything about this being harmful to you. So now I am a little confused .
   
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Re: Is fainting on purpose SH? - January 17th 2012, 03:48 PM

I don't do it to harm myself. I do so that I can escape. Get a few seconds where I don't have to live with all the confusion and everything inside me.
   
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Re: Is fainting on purpose SH? - January 17th 2012, 03:57 PM

I don't know if its considered self harm but it is dangerous to make yourself faint on purpose. It might an idea to talk to somebody about this.



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