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Does using acid to burn yourself count as self-harm?

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Anonymous
November 12th, 2017 10:16pm
Anything that is intentionally done to harm your self can be a form of self-harm, even if not 'traditionally' viewed so
Wilkster
November 15th, 2017 5:40am
Yes, in my experience, any actions taken with the intent to be in pain count as self-harm. This includes very excessive amounts of exercise in order to break down one's body with no intention of letting it heal, something I have personal experience with.
EnigmaticAru
November 23rd, 2017 6:04pm
Yes, using acid to burn yourself would definitely count as self-harm. Any action that you take with the deliberate intention to cause yourself harm falls under the umbrella of self-harm.
originalLove71
February 25th, 2018 10:09am
Anything that you do that physically or mentally harms you or hurts you in any way comes under self harm.
sillyseraph002
April 28th, 2018 2:36am
anything that is an action for the purpose of causing yourself pain or disfigurement definitely and most assuredly qualifies as an act of self harm.
frothyPond59
May 18th, 2018 11:59am
Doing anything that does harm to your body counts as self harm. Cutting? Self harm. Burning? Self harm. Scratching? Self harm. Burning with acid? It's self harm just like the rest.
Anonymous
July 6th, 2018 10:53pm
Yes it does count as self harm because you are causing harm to yourself. If you are struggling with self harm please seek treatment from a mental health professional. Or perhaps talk to one of our listeners about different coping mechanisms. Burning yourself with acid is very dangerous just like self harm you risk severe bodily harm that can be fatal or disabling. Please seek help.
Anonymous
July 17th, 2018 1:32am
Yes, it definitely does. Any form of self-inflicted injuries (cutting, burning, acid to the skin, etc.) is considered self-harm.
Anonymous
July 9th, 2016 3:34pm
Yes, any type of purposely injury to ones self could count as self harm. Burning is usually considered self harm irregardless of what equipment used.
PaleRose12
July 9th, 2016 10:35pm
Of course it does and please don't do that to yourself sweety that is not safe anyou can seriously hurt yourself
Anonymous
July 10th, 2016 4:44pm
If it's done so intentionally, and willingly, yes it counts as self harm. Seek help, there's still hope for you, you just have to try.
courageousMagic24
July 13th, 2016 3:36am
Yes anything that one does to themselves that physically harms them is self harm without a doubt
sunkarthik
July 13th, 2016 4:19am
yes, whatever the element let it be, even when you beat up yourself with a rod that's self harm, harming or hurting yourself physically or mentally is considered as self- harm
EffyFenwick
July 14th, 2016 12:28am
Self-harm is the act of intentionally harming yourself, so yes, using acid to burn yourself counts as self harm - and is also extremely dangerous!
Anonymous
July 15th, 2016 10:33pm
Yes it does count, any form or deliberately trying to hurt your self counts as self harm.
DepressionSurvivor42
July 17th, 2016 2:26am
Yes, anything that is intentionally used to feel pain is considered self-harm. It is a hard addiction to get out of, but I know it can be done.
MsWhite
July 17th, 2016 10:15am
Of course it does! Anything that harms you and which you use to harm your own self is self harm. I even count talking to toxic people and being surrounded by negative people as self harm. And you DON'T self harm. You love yourself and you care for yourself.
DevinaDee95
July 18th, 2016 9:43am
If your a purposely trying to cause harm to yourself in any way then YES it does count.
michelle2000
July 20th, 2016 12:04am
Yes. Any act of harming oneself can be considered self harm. Even though it is not common, burning yourself with acid IS self harm.
LovableGeek16
July 20th, 2016 2:37am
Most definitely. Anything.that causes harm to your body, whether it be cutting, burning, or hitting yourself is self-harm. Please don't burn yourself ❤
Anonymous
July 20th, 2016 8:04am
While thankfully not many people burn themselves with acid, I would still consider it self-harm, because you are deliberately causing bodily harm to yourself.
Brittneym101
July 23rd, 2016 2:43am
Yes, using acid to burn yourself counts as self- harming. If you are intentionally doing it to yourself knowing that it burns and that it's harmful.
wonderousSugar31
July 23rd, 2016 6:43am
Anything that's causes harm or pain to yourself is classed as self harm including acid burns. If you are going through this it's ideal to open up to someone and seek medical attention.
kindWhisper16
July 27th, 2016 4:51pm
Any thing that leave physical pain or harming of your self and body, weather this inside or out is classed as self harm, therefore yes
Gracey
- Expert in Self-Harm
July 28th, 2016 2:42pm
Yes there are many different things that class as self harm, anything that causes harm to yourself classes as self harm.
raynashine
July 28th, 2016 4:00pm
Yes. Self-harm does not take the form of just cutting. It can be committed as burning and as other ways.
Andy7575
July 29th, 2016 1:30am
Self-harm is doing anything to intentionally hurt yourself. Examples include cutting, burning, or hitting any part of your body. So yes, using acid to burn yourself is considered self-harm, and can be very dangerous. Sometimes, people can accidentally hurt themselves far worse than they intended so any thoughts or desires of self-harm should be given good attention to.
MaxCaverly
July 31st, 2016 2:44pm
Yes, any way of harming yourself counts as self harm. I'd like to refer you to this page: https://www.7cups.com/self-harm/ where you can get more help.
superpoppy14
July 31st, 2016 2:48pm
Yes. Anything you do to yourself that causes harm, pain or damage to you is classed as self-harm. Self-harm can be a very difficult issue, especially if you're not sure how to approach it. You can try talking to a 7 Cups listener about this.
BasilAngel
July 31st, 2016 3:20pm
If you willingly damage the beautiful body that was given to you, that's known as self-harm. You don't deserve that.