Is it still considered a self-harming episode if no wounds or marks are left from it?
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Well- self harming is defined by if you inflict pain upon yourself purposely- if you injure yourself- it's self harm- it doesn't matter if it leaves a mark or not.
It is still considered self-harm, it's not about the marks left on your skin, rather the emotions felt behind it.
Self harm is any intentional harm to yourself. No scars or marks have to be left behind for it to be considered self harm (:
Yes because you still wanted it to happen, you still tried to harm yourself which can cause more self harming episodes
If someone has pourposly harmed themselves then it is self harm, even if they didn't leave any marks
yes of course ! if you beat someone up would you still have beaten them if the bruises had gone ? ?
Yes, regardless of how permanent the damage done is, if you self-harm you self-harmed. I wouldn't worry so much about what the appropriate word for what you've experienced may be. Whatever is causing you the stress that makes self-harm an option is something you should address.
Yes of course it is, self harming can be anything, such as eating disorders or literally cutting yourself with a razor.
Yes, any self inflicted pain on yourself would be considered self-harm. It does not always have to result in a mark or anything left behind.
Yes, if you have physically hurt yourself in any way, shape or form then you have self harmed yourself.
Yes, because it is still hurting yourself deliberately. Eventually, if you keep going, it will leave scars, wounds, or marks
I believe it is if you are still harming yourself, whether that be your mind or body. Just because no marks are left on your body it doesn't mean it hasn't affected you.
Self-harm is not just physical, nor does it always leave visible marks. Many types of actions are self-harming, but may not seem that way. If you *need* to do something to feel different, I believe there is a pretty big chance it is self-harm.
If you tried to inflict any type of pain on yourself on purpose it's still considered self harm. There might not be wounds left but it still counts.
If you aren't exactly physically harming yourself, but are harming your body in an invisable way, I think it is still self harm.
Self-harm describes the act of one hurting themselves. So even if there were no wounds or marks left, if it hurt you and you did it yourself, then it is considered a self-harm episode.
The definition of self harm is s the act of deliberately harming your own body. Using this definition it is safe to assume that it does not HAVE to mean that it will leave a permanent mark or wound on the body.If it is physical pain you are inflicting to yourself in order to deal with emotional pain I do believe you can consider it a self-harming episode.
It depends. If there are no marks or wounds because you have found another way to harm yourself, then no. In that case it's still considered a self-harming episode. However, if you have stopped harming yourself completely and your marks are gone, then I'd say yes. All in all, I think the biggest factor in this story are your emotions.
It is considered as self-harm even if you don't have any marks left on you. It is still emotionally, mentally, spiritually, and psychologically scarring.
Absolutely. Self harm can be self criticism, insults you tell yourself, different punishments such as starving oneself
Self harming doesnt have to leace visible marks to be considered as self harm. Anything you do which is intentionally harmful to yourself would be considered as selfharm.
Regardless of what you would consider self-harming, I think it's more important that we think and focus on what drove us to self-harm. If we can identify the reason, and solve it, then we can stop self-harming. In the end, it doesn't matter what you "label" as self-harming. What's more important are the emotions that you are feeling, and the emotions that you would rather be feeling.
Yes. If you harmed your body in any way, it is considered as self harm. Even if you don't have any wounds or marks, you harmed your body or tried to do that.
Yes, because when doing something that is considered self harm is still doing a self harm.
Any time you're deliberately causing yourself physical harm, whether or not you are leaving visible marks, is considered self-harm. Especially if you're doing it in response to an extreme stress or emotion.
Self harm is not just physical harm it is also mental harm, yes it is still a self-harm episode if you are abusing yourself with negative thoughts.
Self harm is the act of harming oneself deliberately, so if you did something that caused you to be harmed either mentally or physically than it could very well be self harm
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