Self Harm

types of self harm

Types of Self Harm?

  • It is commonly associated with cutting (with any sharp object such as razors, knives, scissors, pins etc.) but this is just one of the many forms. Other kinds of self harm are: burning, picking at skin, biting, pulling hair out (Trichotillomania), hitting/punching yourself, scratching, small overdoses, poisoning, excessive nail biting, sticking things into your body, swallowing inappropriate objects,  banging your heads or throwing your body into something hard.

    It is not self harm when the primary purpose is body decoration, sexual pleasure or spiritual enlightenment (e.g. ritual).