When is an accident considered self harm?

Discussion in 'Self Harm & Substance Abuse' started by Jonsey, Dec 26, 2014.

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  1. Jonsey

    Jonsey Well-Known Member

    There was an incident at my house just before the holidays. I did something on accident but it felt good (a little too good). Ever since I've been wanting to self harm. Trying not to give in but the urges are too strong.
  2. Twocky61

    Twocky61 Banned Member

    It is quite easy Jonesy to engineer an 'accident' & then 'enjoy' it as a self harm episode.

    So, for example (scenario) you trip & fall over your kids toys <METHOD EDITED BY ME> thus breaking an arm/leg. Obviously excrutiatingly painful to your average Joe but to us self-harmers something good as it relieves stress & whatever else self-harm helps you cope with.

    A real example:

    In an adolescent unit I was resident in the seventies a fellow inmate purposely broke her arm. She 'enjoyed' the pain, the sling & the attention she recieved; a lot of that attention offered by me her bf at the time.
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