suicide and self-injury

teenselfinjury

The general population for many years considered SI to be an attempt of or a sign of suicide.  Suicide is not the purpose of self-harm, but the relationship between self-harm and suicide is complex, as self-harming behaviour may be potentially life-threatening.There is also an increased risk of suicide in individuals who self-harmto the extent that self-harm is found in 40–60% of suicides. However, generalising self-harmers to be suicidal is, in the majority of cases, inaccurate.

Suicide does have some basic similarities with SI in so much that mental disorders such as depression, bipolar, and OCD but SI is more commonly associated with self-loathing, punishment, and controlling emotion, suicide is rooted in despair.  Financial troubles, difficulties with relationships and other undesirable situations/circumstances can play a significant role in suicide.  There are other forms of suicide such as self-immolation, used as a form of protest; kamikaze and suicide bombing in military…

View original post 40 more words

Advertisements
This entry was posted in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s