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April 4th, 2017 11:46pm
Good question! Not necessarily. In my experience, I self harmed to stay alive and cope with my emotions. Self harm is negative coping mechanism, When I was suicidal, I wanted to leave this earth and make the pain stop. So, generally the answer is no. However, my therapist told me that self harming increases the likelihood of experiencing suicidal ideation.
No, most of the times people who self harm do it as a coping mechanism to make life more barable and actually want to live but are struggling with negative emotions and conditions varying from depression and borderline personality disorder to bipolar or eating disorders. Often these people have harsh ideas about themselves but want to live.
People struggling with self harm often do so to escape emotional pain, to make themselves feel more real and more alive, because they simply enjoy physical pain, or because they want to punish themselves. Rarely, non-suicidal-self-harm can lead to near death experiences and can cause infections and can even lead to death but death was usually never the intention.
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