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WHAT DO YOU KNOW ABOUT SELF-HARM?

Self-Harm is an attention-seeking and manipulative behaviour. 1. No 2. Yes. Self-harm has long been misunderstood as “just” an attention-seeking or manipulative behavior. However, research shows that self-injury is often done in secret, and those who self-harm might not tell anybody about it at all. Since life-threatening injuries are usually not intended, self-harm is not...

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The following mental illnesses have been associated with self-harm except

1. Bipolar Disorder
2. Borderline Personality Disorder
3. Substance Use Disorder
4. Depression
5. Eating Disorders

There was no wrong answer. Self-harm has been linked to all the mental illnesses listed above.

Since life-threatening injuries are usually not intended, self-harm is not a serious thing.

1. True
2. False

Although life-threatening injuries are usually not intended, with self-harm comes the possibility of increasingly genuine and even deadly self-aggressive activities.

Self-Harm is an attention-seeking and manipulative behaviour.

1. Yes.
2. No

Self-harm has long been misunderstood as “just” an attention-seeking or manipulative behavior. However, research shows that self-injury is often done in secret, and those who self-harm might not tell anybody about it at all.

Self-harm or self-injury is the act of deliberately harming your own body.

1. True
2. False

Nonsuicidal self-harm is the act of deliberately harming your own body. Examples include cutting or burning oneself.

A person that self-harms need to:

1. Speak up and seek help.
2. Be quiet and wait for this phase to pass.

All kinds of self-harm are a sign of other unaddressed issues. Although this may cause them to feel ashamed or embarrassed, they need to speak to someone they trust to help them take the first step towards healing. This person may be a friend, a teacher, a doctor/nurse, a spiritual leader, etc.

Discovering that a friend or a loved one self-harm can come as shock and make one scared. What should you do when a friend opens up about this?

1. Empathize with the person and help him/her seek help.
2. Encourage the person to pray about it and keep it a secret.
3. Yell at the person and ask why they are so weak.

Self-harm does not in any way indicate weakness on the part of the one who self-harms, he or she simply needs to be encouraged to seek help. Although you might feel that you'd be betraying a confidence, self-injury is too big a problem to ignore or to deal with alone.

Self-harm is typically meant as a suicidal attempt.

1. True
2. False

Nonsuicidal self-harm is typically not meant as a suicide attempt but rather a harmful way to cope with emotional pain, intense anger, and frustration.

Self-harm is a sign of suicidal tendencies or thoughts.

1. False
2. All of the above.
3. True

The relationship between suicide and self-harm is complicated. While people with non-suicidal self-injury do not intend to completed suicide, they may cause more harm than intended, which could result in medical complications or death. In severe or prolonged cases of self-injury, a person may become desperate about their lack of control over the behavior and its addictive nature, which may lead them to true suicide attempts.

People who self-harm do it for the following except:

1. Feel something — anything — even if it's physical pain when feeling emotionally empty.
2. Communicate depression or distressful feelings to the outside world.
3. To feel high and excited.
4. To punish themselves for perceived faults.

The following are warning signs of self-harm except

1. Threats to cut themselves with a sharp object.
2. Avoidance of situations and places that might necessitate more revealing clothing.
3. Unexplained frequent injuries including cuts and burns.
4. Wearing concealing clothing at all times even when in the house.

Self-harm is usually done in private, so you won't find people who self-harm threatening to use a sharp object on themselves.

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