Is this Self harm?

Discussion in 'Self Harm & Substance Abuse' started by munkey82, Mar 4, 2015.

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  1. munkey82

    munkey82 Member

    I'm not really sure what I would call this behavior or why I do it, im trying to understand it myself in case it helps..

    I have recently had a compulsion to [mod edit - graphic]. Its almost like the pain feels nice,kind of like scratching an itch... Sometimes its just a little bit other times I can remove 3 toenails before I realise what I am doing...

    Is this normal for really stressed / depressed people? When people ask me " do you self harm?" do I say yes? Sorry if I seem naive but this is new to me.
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  2. Freya

    Freya Loves SF Staff Member ADMIN SF Author

    Yes this is self harm I edited out the more graphic detail, but intentionally causing yourself to bleed/mutilating yourself most certainly falls into the self harm category; there isn't really any "grey area" here.
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