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

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Anonymous
August 2nd, 2016 9:35am
Yes, of course! Acid is a very dangerous substance and should not be used to play with as it can harm yourself and other people.
bubblyunicorn
August 3rd, 2016 4:03am
Yes. please seek professional help. if in immediate danger call 911 (or it's alternative) to get best help possible.
J3str
August 4th, 2016 8:13pm
Of course it does! Any form of inflicting physical or mental pain or hurt on oneself is an act of self harm. Being aware of your triggers and recognizing when you are about to perform an act of self harm is the first step in correcting the behavior.
maddy0908
August 7th, 2016 7:20pm
Self harm can take many forms. If you deliberately do this to intentionally cause pain, that is a method of self harm.
Anonymous
August 7th, 2016 11:00pm
Yes, using something to harm yourself and having pain then yes you're seems harming, no matter what you use, if you use something to hurt yourself then I'd il consider it being self harm, and if you're in pain let me know.
Listeningcreature
August 9th, 2016 3:02am
Yes anything such as harmful things used on yourself to prevent thoughts and or feeling is considered self harm
Supergirl94
August 10th, 2016 5:43am
Yes. In anyway you use any kind of object or substance on yourself purposefully and especially if you have intentions of using them to hurt yourself, it is self-harm.
Anonymous
August 10th, 2016 7:53pm
Anything that causes you physical pain that you inflict on yourself is self harm.
Anonymous
August 12th, 2016 2:08am
Using anything, whether it be acids, blades or any object to cause pain and or damage to your body is classified as self harm.
Anonymous
August 13th, 2016 9:40pm
Yes, acid can be very harmful. Self burning is a serious thing, and if you are considering doing it, please seek help
Grangs
August 14th, 2016 4:16am
Yes it does count as self harm and you should not be doing that. It is really dangerous to use acid. You also need to get some professional help for your self harm.
Anonymous
August 14th, 2016 9:17pm
If you do it on purpose then yeah, you're hurting yourself and when you self-harm and you are purposely hurting yourself.
orangerosess
August 14th, 2016 10:23pm
yes. you are harming yourself so it is self-harm even if its not very common. some self harms are more extreme than others and some are less common
frenchiek
August 17th, 2016 9:22pm
Self harm is described as intentionally causing yourself pain or putting yourself in danger.
kindWind7771
August 17th, 2016 10:55pm
Yes. Any form of injury that causes harm to one's self is considered self-harm. Burning, whether it be with acid, fire, boiling water, etc. is considered self-harm. One definition that I found of self-harm is: the act of deliberately harming the surface of your own body. If you are self-harming, I hope that you reach out for support and help in those you trust. You are always safe here.
Anonymous
August 18th, 2016 3:02am
Yes it does still count as self-harm. This is because you still technically are hurting yourself, by burning yourself with an acid.
cryingkoalas
August 18th, 2016 11:41pm
Yes. Anything that harms you in anyway that was intended to happen on purpose classifies as self-harm. There are many types of self-harm.
Altkittykay19
August 19th, 2016 12:42am
I'm afraid it does count as self harm. Anything that inflicts pain or damages your body falls under self harm.
ComfortingForest
August 19th, 2016 3:20pm
Yes it does count since you are hurting yourself. The tool used isn't what counts. It's the fact that your are inflicting harm and pain on yourself that decides whether what you are doing is self harm.
gloriousSugar21
August 19th, 2016 11:32pm
Yes, but only if you do it on purpose because if you do it on purpose your obviously wanting to hurt your self but if not and you do it by accident it's just an accident but I suggest you try talk to someone if you did do it on purpose
GiaPanda
August 20th, 2016 12:23am
Yes, any harm you self inflict on your body is considered self-harm, be it cutting, burning, biting ect.
JasmineScent
August 20th, 2016 10:07am
Any kind of act that provokes injuries and hurts if done on purpose does count as self harm because it is thought as a way of punishmemt
FizzyLemonade
August 21st, 2016 8:58pm
Absolutely. Self harm is a serious issue and I recommend you seek help from a trusted friend, parent or a medical professional.
Anonymous
August 24th, 2016 8:32am
Absolutely! Self harm comes in a variety of different forms. If you are inflicting pain intentionally upon yourself then it is classified as self harm. Therefore using acid to burn yourself does classify as self harm. I advise that you seek professional help if condoning in self harm activities as they are vividly dangerous.
softlight99
August 24th, 2016 4:09pm
Yes it does. Using anything to harm yourself is counted as self harm. Try to find ways other than self harm to feel better about yourself.
Molentra
August 25th, 2016 12:00am
Yes. Any behaviour that you do that is intended to hurt yourself is self-harm, whether it is cutting, hitting yourself, burning yourself etc
Anonymous
August 25th, 2016 2:58am
I believe that if you are doing anything to harm yourself, including using acid to burn yourself, then it counts as self harm - any act of going out of the way harm your body is self harm.
Brianna129
August 25th, 2016 1:08pm
YES!!!!!!! Please do not try to burn yourself. No matter what anyone else says You ARE great! Do NOT let anyone tell you differently.
Christiinee
August 26th, 2016 4:34pm
Yes it does. Any form of injury inflicted on purpose Is counted as self harm. Self harm Is a serious issue which I specialize in so you can talk to me, im here to listenâ˜ș
Anonymous
August 26th, 2016 7:13pm
Yes using acid counts as self harm self harm is doing anything harmful to yourself that endangers your health or mental stability