More DailyStrength
Health Event Calendar
See what's new on the site
Step-by-step Tutorials
How to use DailyStrength
We're on Facebook
Check out our page
Follow us on Twitter
Read our tweets
Get Cool DS Stuff!!!!!
Shirts, Hats, Baby Wear

Self-Injury Information

  • Self-harm is also known as self-injury (SI), self-inflicted violence (SIV), self-injurious behavior (SIB), and self-mutilation, although this last term has connotations that some people find worrisome, inaccurate, or offensive. When discussing self-harm with someone who engages in it, it is suggested to use the same terms and words which that person uses, e.g. "cutting." ...
  • Self-harm is usually dissociated from an attempt at suicide; the person who self-harms is not usually seeking to end his or her own life, but is instead hoping to cope with or relieve unbearable emotional pressure or some kind of discomfort. The term parasuicide is sometimes used interchangeably with self-harm, though technically this implies non-habitual acts and this can also be inaccurate for the implied suicidal intention, which may not be present.

    A person who is injuring themselves may be advised to use coping skills, such as journaling or taking a walk, when they have the urge to harm themselves. They may also be told to avoid having the objects they use to harm themselves within easy reach. People who rely on habitual self-harm are sometimes psychiatrically hospitalized, based on their stability, and their ability and willingness to get help.

  • Click to expand

Health Blogs

Mental abuse happens over time as a means of exerting control over someone.
In short: repeat treatments on the same day. Aside from not getting it in the first place, it appears repeat treatments on the same day are the best way to remove a tattoo. Multiple same-day laser treatment was the most effective treatment for unwanted tattoos in a recent study. It’s expensive to pay for laser to get rid of your tattoo ... Read More »
Has someone accused you of being too sensitive or suggested that you grow a thicker skin? Or maybe you’ve heard that you’re hard to read or that you’re a tough nut to crack? Those comments may be clues to your ... Read More »

Member Photos

Community Advisors
Dr. Kimberly Dennis
Timberline Knolls Residential Treatment Center

Latest Activity