Self-injury can also be a symptom for psychiatric conditions like borderline personality disorder, anxiety disorder, bipolar disorder, or schizophrenia. Those who injure themselves may do it to help control emotional pain. Others may use it as a cry for help. Whatever the reason, self-injury should be addressed immediately.
Self-injury can include:
Dangers of self-injury may be severe and can include:
If you are hurting yourself, or if someone you love is showing symptoms of self-harm such as unexplained cuts and scars, withdrawal, severe depression, or drug or alcohol abuse, call SAFELine at 814-456-7233.
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