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1 Spectrum of Self- Harm

2 The Spectrum of Self-Harm Cutting, scratching, picking, scraping, scalding Cutting, scratching, picking, scraping, scalding Inserting objects into the skin or into orifices Inserting objects into the skin or into orifices Swallowing objects, eating objects Swallowing objects, eating objects Swallowing toxic or harmful substances Swallowing toxic or harmful substances Hitting self with an object, fist, or against something Hitting self with an object, fist, or against something Pulling out hair, cutting hair off, shaving Pulling out hair, cutting hair off, shaving Washing or scrubbing harmfully – Brillo pad, wire brush etc. Washing or scrubbing harmfully – Brillo pad, wire brush etc. Severing limbs, genitals Severing limbs, genitals Self – strangling Self – strangling Abuse of alcohol, drugs, solvents; smoking – nicotine and other substances; drug overdoses Abuse of alcohol, drugs, solvents; smoking – nicotine and other substances; drug overdoses Starving, bingeing, vomiting, compulsive eating, anorexia, bulimia, overeating Starving, bingeing, vomiting, compulsive eating, anorexia, bulimia, overeating Genital mutilation, mutilation of breasts etc. Genital mutilation, mutilation of breasts etc. Engaging in dangerous sexual behaviour or unwanted sex Engaging in dangerous sexual behaviour or unwanted sex Staying in abusive or unsatisfactory relationships ( N.B. many have little choice) Staying in abusive or unsatisfactory relationships ( N.B. many have little choice) Self-isolation Self-isolation Excessive use of sun-beds, not using sun tan lotion, sunburn Excessive use of sun-beds, not using sun tan lotion, sunburn

3 The Spectrum of Self-Harm Excessive risk taking, putting yourself in dangerous situations Excessive risk taking, putting yourself in dangerous situations Over exercise Over exercise Driving too fast or when drunk Driving too fast or when drunk Not looking after your health: eating poorly; not getting enough exercise or over exercising, not getting enough relaxation, rest; not keeping warm, not taking care of ailments etc. Not looking after your health: eating poorly; not getting enough exercise or over exercising, not getting enough relaxation, rest; not keeping warm, not taking care of ailments etc. Getting into fights; getting into trouble with the police Getting into fights; getting into trouble with the police Gambling, habitual over spending Gambling, habitual over spending Financial crisis – shoplifting etc. Financial crisis – shoplifting etc. Criminal behaviour Criminal behaviour Rocking Rocking Being ‘selfless’ – consistently putting one’s own needs last Being ‘selfless’ – consistently putting one’s own needs last Guilt, worry, self-denigration, expecting too much of oneself Guilt, worry, self-denigration, expecting too much of oneself Habitual overwork, over ambition, under – ambition Habitual overwork, over ambition, under – ambition Insulin abuse/Abuse of prescription drugs Insulin abuse/Abuse of prescription drugs Draining blood – with a shunt Draining blood – with a shunt Body piercing / Tattooing Body piercing / Tattooing Biting nails to the quick Biting nails to the quick


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