Self-injury and suicide

What is the relationship between self-injury and suicide?

Self-injury is not suicidal behavior.

In fact, it may be a way to reduce the tension that, left unattended, could result in an actual suicide attempt.

Self-injury is the best way the individual knows to self-sooth.

It may represent the best attempt the person has at creating the least damage.

However, self-injury is highly linked to poor sense of self-worth, and over time, that depressed feeling can evolve into suicidal attempts.

And sometimes self-harm may accidentally go farther than intended, and a life-threatening injury may result.


Understanding Self-Injury: A Workbook for Adults

Understanding Self-Injury: A Workbook for Adults

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