Studies have shown that people who may have depression, eating disorders, or a substance-abuse problem are also more vulnerable to self-harm.
Sexual, physical, and emotional abuse can also increase the risk of self-mutilation.
March is Self-Injury Awareness Month in the United States and Canada.
It is estimated that in the general public, 2% to 6% engage in self-harm at some point in their lives.The desire to self-harm is listed in the DSM-5 as a symptom of borderline personality disorder.However, patients with other mental disorders may also self-harm, including those with depression, anxiety disorders, substance abuse, eating disorders, post-traumatic stress disorder, schizophrenia, and several personality disorders.The most common form of self-harm is using a sharp object to cut one's skin, but self-harm also covers a wide range of behaviours including burning, scratching, banging or hitting body parts, interfering with wound healing (dermatillomania), hair-pulling (trichotillomania) and the ingestion of toxic substances or objects.However, the boundaries are not always clearly defined and in some cases behaviours that usually fall outside the boundaries of self-harm may indeed represent self-harm if performed with explicit intent to cause tissue damage.We also train workers to facilitate, on a group and one-to-one level utilizing a module based consumer recovery package. ANAD was officially launched in 1976 and it is the oldest eating disorder organization in the nation.Self-Injury Awareness Day (SIAD) is a global event held annually on March 1.Its purpose is to remove the stigma attached to self-injury and to encourage parents, family members, educators, and healthcare professionals to recognize the signs of self-harm.Theravive is a network of licensed and professional clinical counselors, therapists, and psychologists who uphold clear, compassionate values in therapy for effective and lasting change. CHADS Coalition for mental health is an organization whose mission is to advance the knowledge and prevention of adolescent depression and suicide through awareness, education and research. The mission of the Self Injury Foundation is to provide funding for research, advocacy support and education for self-injurers, their loved ones and the professionals who work with them.We are dedicated to providing the most up to date information and resources available on self-injury.