Track: Suicide and Self Harm

Suicide and Self Harm


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, Self-Harm and Non-Suicidal Self-Injury (NSSI) 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.