Facts About Self Harm Injury

Many teens engage in self behaviors, such as cutting. Self-harm is a way that many people deal with emotional pain and distress. As strange as it may sound, many people feel better after they hurt themselves. The vast majority of people who harm themselves try to keep it a secret from their family members and friends. However, hiding this behavior can become a burden. As a result of this, they may feel even worse about themselves.

There are a lot of myths about self harm injury. One of those myths is that people harm themselves simply because they want attention. On the contrary, these people are not trying to draw attention to themselves or manipulate their family members and friends. That is why many of them try to hide their behaviors. Fear and shame often prevents a person from asking for help.

Many people also think that a person who harms his or herself is dangerous and crazy. The truth is that many people who harm themselves suffer from a mental disorder, such as depression or anxiety. Labeling a person “dangerous” or “crazy” is not accurate.

Contrary to popular belief, most self-injurers are not suicidal.  When they harm themselves, they are trying to deal with their distress and pain. However, it is important to note that people who frequently harm themselves are more likely to become suicidal.

Furthermore, many people think that if a person’s wounds are not bad, then the problem is not serious. A person who intentionally harms his or herself is suffering and in need of help, so it does not matter whether the wounds are serious.

Because people who intentionally harm themselves try their best to hide their injuries, self-injury is a problem that can be difficult to detect. Blood stains and unexplained scars are two signs of self injury. People who injure themselves may also spend a lot of time in their bathrooms or bedrooms.  Additionally, they may insist on wearing long pants and shirts even during the summer.

It is very difficult for a person to stop harming him or herself without professional help. If you suspect that your teen may be intentionally hurting him or herself, then you should not hesitate to contact us.  We will give you a free consultation, which will help you find the resources that your teen needs to overcome this problem.