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

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kindSmiles16
October 2nd, 2016 2:45pm
I guess it's very personal as to what you consider to be self harm, however I'd say that doing anything that ends up causing yourself pain or damage would count. I know hurting yourself isn't something you can just stop so if you'd like to talk about it just message me, take care please.
sweetnutella
October 5th, 2016 1:13pm
Yes, it does! Every attempt that leads you to hurt your own self counts as self harm. So be careful with your behavior!
ThePosea
October 6th, 2016 1:56am
I think any kind of intention harm to ones self counts as self harm, so it's probably as bad as self harming since the effect is similar, and probably the reasons behind it also are.
Sunshineinapocket
October 9th, 2016 3:37pm
Yes , it does ! Please , do value your life . You still have your family and friends . If they are not as supportive , you can definetely come talk to us . We , listeners are always here to help you . Or , you should seek help from a therapist . Theres a quote , "live for the moments you cant put into words" . Things will get better , okay ?
Chloe2626
October 14th, 2016 1:19am
Yes. Any form of pain or injury induced on ourselves is self harm. Acid burning is a very serious and dangerous form of self harm
coffeekitten14
October 14th, 2016 9:47pm
Yes, any act of purposely hurting yourself is considered self harming.
Anonymous
October 15th, 2016 12:23am
Yes, it is, anything that you do to purposefully cause harm to yourself is categorized as self-harm.
majesticturtle33
October 15th, 2016 10:48am
Yes, if you hurt yourself on purpose in anyway, that is a form of self harm. If you're struggling with self-harm, please reach out for help.
Overlandprism76
October 15th, 2016 5:32pm
Anything that does bodily harm to you is considered self-harm, regardless of what it is. The reason it's self-harm is because you are inflicted the harm to yourself.
Anonymous
October 15th, 2016 8:07pm
I absolutely would call this self-harm. Self-harm is defined by deliberate harm to oneself- it does not matter whether that means a certain method or not.
Anonymous
October 16th, 2016 1:08pm
Yes, it is another method to harm your body.
AwakenedLove1111
October 16th, 2016 10:09pm
Yes. Anytime you do anything purposefully to hurt yourself is self-harm. I would suggest seeking help to overcome the urges.
NyxCain
October 16th, 2016 10:52pm
Yes. Any way to harm yourself intentionally is self harm. This can also include things like drugs or other dangerous behavior
Anonymous
October 20th, 2016 6:22pm
Of course, it's not the potency of the harm done, but the intention that matters.
Krista1597
October 21st, 2016 3:29am
Yes it does. First of all unless you were a scientist there really is not a lot of ways to get a hold of acid as toxic as some found in labs could be, there really should be no way a person can get acid. Second if you were to get a hold of acid that can cause harm, it would be intentional because you physically would need to go and get it. I don't think people will keep acid that is not safe in the house. So in my view yes.
pmqjune
October 21st, 2016 8:39am
Yes. Anything that is causing harm to you that you continue to do on purpose is self harm. So acid burning is self harm.
Christlime66
October 23rd, 2016 10:31pm
Yes, however it is highly recommended that you refrain to harm yourself using that method, it can lead to permanent damage.
Anonymous
October 26th, 2016 9:02am
Anything that injures you physically or even emotionally like putting yourself down I'd consider self-harm.
mywhispersscreamed3201
October 26th, 2016 10:23pm
Yes. Any form of purposeful harm is an action of self-harm. There are many ways of doing this, and those who use this as a form of coping, or escape, should seek immediate help.
Anonymous
October 28th, 2016 3:49am
Yes it does. Not good to put acid on yourself especially you dont know how far it will go before it get worse than what it already is.
Anonymous
October 30th, 2016 12:38am
Yes, it does count as self harm. There are a lot more ways to self harm than people think - if it causes you self inflicted harm it counts as self harm
Anonymous
November 2nd, 2016 8:46pm
Yes. Anything that harms your wellbeing counts. Self harm is usually about protecting inner emotions on the physical body in any type of activity that may cause physical effect
Anonymous
November 3rd, 2016 5:09am
Self-harm is anything you do that causes harm to yourself. Using acid to burn yourself is included. When you see something you do or something about you as different, do you often think it doesn't count, or that it's of lesser or no worth? You are worth something. You do count. You do matter. You are worth self-love. Every person is different, but we have simliar empathetic struggles; in no circumstance is being or doing something different ever mean you're a bad person or that you don't count. You are not alone.
Butterfly121
November 3rd, 2016 7:35pm
Yes. Any form of bodily harm that you purposely inflict on yourself is considered self harm. Please consider seeing a therapist or doctor about this issue if you feel you are engaging in self harm.
Anonymous
November 11th, 2016 8:31pm
Yes of course. Hurting yourself in any way with any thing is considered self-hard. Acid especially, is VERY HARMFUL.
gloriousWings68
November 13th, 2016 2:32am
Yes, self harm is shown in many different forms, like cutting, burning, picking, or punching your skin... Etc
PrincessDove13
November 14th, 2016 8:37am
Yes, any act of purposely hurting yourself such as burning, cutting and scratching, all count as self harm.
caringCloud22
November 16th, 2016 11:09am
Yes of course it does. It's harming your body. Any type of physical harm that you inflict upon yourself is self harm. If that is the case please try to seek help. There are many listeners who have been through self harm who can support you and even some qualified psychologist. You don't need to be alone.
linderawr
November 17th, 2016 4:39am
Yes.. Any act against your body in a harmful manner is considered self-harm, and that includes acid.
viceroybutterfly11
November 19th, 2016 12:52am
Anything you do that causes harm to yourself physically or mentally is self harm. So yes, burning yourself in acid is self-gram. Get professional help