Self harm refers to the willful act of harming oneself. Many people simply group its many forms under "cutting," but this is technically incorrect. Self harming is usually triggered by an underlying behavioural or emotional disorder, such as depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder, or bipolar disorder, or total lack of feeling. The main reason why people self harm is because it simulates an attack, and produces endorphins, among other hormones, which provide comfort to the self harmer. However, there are many dangers in self harming:more...
-If the self harmer cuts a little too deep, they might not be able to stop the bleeding.
-Hepatitis B, and other blood-bourne diseases.
-Scars are unattractive. At best.
Additionally, it's highly addictive and hard to break. It's equivalent to ending an eating disorder. The psychological addiction level is very high, as one might suspect, but there is a physical aspect of the addiction: The hormones released after an act of self harm are tangible things which can be very difficult to be separated from. While someone is quitting self harming, there may be disturbing outward manifestations of the desire to harm, such as sadism. These symptoms will pass with time.
In short, self harm disorder is not something to be trifled with. Its association with a certain style of clothing and music is unfortunate, and self harming to try and conform with this twisted stereotype. The will to fit in will fade quickly, but the scars are immortal.
|2.||thinking up new ways to harm america|
2004 Presidential election slogan for the GOP (folllowing Dubya's speech at the signing of the 2004 defense spending bill).
my administration will... "never stop thinking about new ways to harm our country and our people"
To harm yourself when depressed or emo generaly across or up the arm/wrist but sometimes hearts n stars are cut into ones arm as a sign of love for their other half
emo mike:i love you so much i cut a neurotic star in my arm.
emo deb: omfg, its true love
chav:self harm, must be emo
Self-Harm is the new Suicide.
Self-Harm is like Suicide with all of the short-term pain, low-self esteem, lack of respect for yourself, friends and family, etc, but none of the long-term side-effects (i.e. Death).
Self-Harm is basically Suicide for the Commitment-Phobic.
When I were a lad we had nowt to do wi' this Self-harm malarkey.
A word used along with a *motion* of self-harm.
"Grace spoke to me"
"Ahhh! Self-harm! *motion*"
The new slang name for Baltimore, Maryland., which has more violence and murders than any other large american City. It used to be known as, "Charm City", but if you remove the letter C from it, then there you go!!
Wife: "hey Hon, lets take the kids to the inner harbor, in Baltimore, Maryland this weekend!"
Husband: "Hell no!" , "Who in their right mind would want to go to HARM CITY?" , "Don't you watch the news?"
Wife: "But the food there is delicious!"
1. Working with people where their at
2. The alternative to preachy outreach
3. Being practical when working with people; baby steps towards a healthier lifestyle
4. Tool of the Progressive Movement
Paper Pusher: You need to stop smoking cigarettes, or else you'll die.
Smoker: Fuck You.
Outreach Worker: Just try to smoke like one or two less a day, there are hella chemicals in that dude, and like one or two a day less - years on your life, years.
Smoker: Maybe, what do you mean 'hella chemicals'?
Now which one is Harm Reduction?