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Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Self-Harm Is Not Done for 'Attention'

The reasons for it are complex. Vaughn Bell1 refers to a study that looks at various motivations for these behaviours; he also provides some of the illustrative examples given in the article.

To me, the important point he makes is that too many health professionals think that self-harm is done merely as a way of gaining attention, which is unhelpful. If this is true of those practitioners then it might be true of some of us too.

See The complex motivations for self-harm.

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