Session: Suicide and Self Harm

Suicide and Self Harm

Description:

Self-harm has been described as "a concern to hurt oneself intentionally without conscious suicidal intent, often resulting in body tissue damage". Attempts at self-harm and suicide may also appear quite similar. This can also lead to unreliable treatment evaluations.
 
Typically, non-suicidal self-injury is seen as a coping mechanism for life protection and change, not destroying one's life. However, since both self-injury and suicide suggest underlying depression, it is crucial to determine whether self-injurious people are often suicidal and provide individuals in both of these groups with the appropriate care.
 
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