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is this a form of self-harm? - February 22nd 2012, 09:02 PM

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I'm a cutter. I just started to get help 4 months ago. Since I'm trying not to cut, when I want to (which is a lot), I bite my wrist. Is this a form of self-harm?
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Re: is this a form of self-harm? - February 22nd 2012, 09:11 PM

I would say it is.
Anything you do to hurt yourself that causes injury is self harm.
For a list of what is considered Self Harm you can read this post.
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Re: is this a form of self-harm? - February 22nd 2012, 09:18 PM

I would call it self harm. As the above user had said anything you do to try harm yourself is considered self-harm.

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Re: is this a form of self-harm? - February 22nd 2012, 09:45 PM

Yes, I would consider this to be self harm. Just like the other posters said, self harm is anything you do to hurt yourself and cause injury. It's great that you're getting help for it though!

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Re: is this a form of self-harm? - February 22nd 2012, 09:58 PM

I would call this self harm, since anything that you are doing intentionally that can hurt yourself can be considered self harm. I am so glad that you're starting to get help. Stay strong!

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Re: is this a form of self-harm? - February 22nd 2012, 10:35 PM

Anything you do to purposely harm yourself should be considered self harm. If you're doing it instead of cutting, but for the same reasons, then yes, I would consider it self harm.
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Re: is this a form of self-harm? - February 27th 2012, 02:57 AM

anything you do to hurt yourself intentionally is considered self harm. so i'd say yes.
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Re: is this a form of self-harm? - February 28th 2012, 10:05 AM

Hey Cassidy

This is a form of Self Harm, no doubt about it. Try to use these alternatives instead of finding another alternative to harm yourself. You'll have to find an alternative that works for you through trial and error.

I am here for you. PM/VM me anytime.
Stay strong <3

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