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Can I die from self harm?

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Last Updated: 11/05/2020 at 5:11pm
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November 5th, 2020 5:11pm
this runs contrary to the goal of self-harm, i.e pain in the moment. Let's imagine how much it takes to die from bleeding out. Common sense tells us that at least a few litres of blood is required to even get close to death. And given how wounds cauterize within a few minutes, this becomes an increasingly hard way to kill yourself. I guess if the dramatic effect is that important, it's a free country so we're allowed to do that in my opinion. I'd love to hear any feedback on this topic as I'm fond of knowledge to a fault.