Self-Harm

Self-injury (self-inflicted violence, self-injurious behavior or self-mutilation) can be defined as deliberate, intentional injury to one’s own body that causes damage to the skin and/or underlying tissue.  This behavior is usually engaged in to cope with ...

Cutting is the most common form of self-injury.  It involves making cuts or scratches on one’s body with any sharp object, such as knives, needles, blades, scissors, etc.  If no such object is available, individuals will often resort to using their own ...

Burning can occur via an actual flame to the skin or by heating something metal and pressing it to the skin (branding).  Burning can also be done with a cigarette or other similar object.  A friction burn occurs by rubbing something, such as a pencil...