What Are the Different Types of Self-Harm?
Self-harm (also known as self-injury or self-mutilation) does not come in a singular, one-size-fits-all method. People engage in all types of self-harm, which is why it’s important to understand these different methods.
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Head or Body Banging
Some people may engage in hair pulling to hurt themselves. It should be noted that this method is not the same as trichotillomania (a compulsive disorder associated with recurrent urges to pull hair). When hair pulling is done with the primary intention of hurting oneself, it is considered self-harm.
Understanding the Types of Self-Harm
There are many types of self-harm, some of which are apparent and others which are more covert and insidious. That said, help and recovery are possible. If you or someone you love is struggling, it’s crucial to reach out for support. Contact us today.
- What is Trichotillomania? A Closer Look at Hair-Pulling Disorder. (2018, February 13). Psycom.Net - Mental Health Treatment Resource Since 1986. https://www.psycom.net/what-is-trichotillomania/#:~:text=Trichotillomania%20(pronounced%20trik%2Do%2D,of%20the%20body%2C%20despite%20repeated