MHAP: Self-injury Awareness Month
March 1 - April 1
Discussions about different types of self harming, as an awareness tool.
Scratching or pinching – this behavior included severely scratching or pinching with fingernails or objects to the point that bleeding occurred or marks remained on the skin.
Impact with objects – this self-harm behavior included banging or punching objects to the point of bruising or bleeding.
Cutting – this self-injury method includes banging or punching oneself to the point of bruising or bleeding.
Ripped skin – this way of self-mutilation includes ripping or tearing skin.
Carving – this way of self-harm is when a person carves words or symbols into the skin. This is separate from cutting.
Burning – burning skin is a way of self-mutilation.
Rubbing objects into the skin – this type of self-harm involves the rubbing of sharp objects, such as glass, into the skin.
Hair-pulling – this way to self-harm is medically known as trichotillomania. In trichotillomania, a person feels compelled to pull out their own hair and in some cases even ingest that hair.
Ingestion of food you are allergic to- purposely eating food you know you will react to or that will make you sick.