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Re: INFOBUS: Moving beyond self injury & other destructive behaviours

“Where is the line between a bad habit and self-injury?”
 

I think self injury is done with more intent to harm and rid oneself of the feelings or memories. Tho I think self injury canalso turn into a habit.
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Re: INFOBUS: Moving beyond self injury & other destructive behaviours

Hey stonepixie! Thanks for joining us.... Thats an interesting perspective... I think self injury could still be things that dont have the potential to end your life... Like scratching etc.... But I know what you mean that it helps defining the difference...

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Re: INFOBUS: Moving beyond self injury & other destructive behaviours

Hi myvo.... i agree that it is hard to define the difference...

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Re: INFOBUS: Moving beyond self injury & other destructive behaviours

Hi stonepixie! Thanks for your response. I think that is an extremely important point. As a psychologist I guess I would go even further and say that self-injury is about any direct and deliberate harm. But certainly lethality is a critical point.

Re: INFOBUS: Moving beyond self injury & other destructive behaviours

Hey redhead... that makes lots of sense to me actually, that the difference is in the intent behind it... glad you could join us tonight

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Re: INFOBUS: Moving beyond self injury & other destructive behaviours

yes, self-injury can become a habit if used alot, a person can start to use it almost automatically when feeling only a little bit of discomfort, whereas in the beginning it may have been in response to big upsets

Re: INFOBUS: Moving beyond self injury & other destructive behaviours

Hey @redhead . Thanks for joining us here tonight! Hm,  hadn't thought about that before!  Self-injury can turn into a habit too and yes, it does seem that a lot of that stems from how we're feeling. 

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Re: INFOBUS: Moving beyond self injury & other destructive behaviours

I guess so. I mean, some websites suggest less extreme self-injury techniques in replace of the ones that can be lethal. But I feel that the only way to stop self-injury is to address the underlying issue.

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Re: INFOBUS: Moving beyond self injury & other destructive behaviours

And thats because self injury works! Unfortunately it has consequences that most people don't want...
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Re: INFOBUS: Moving beyond self injury & other destructive behaviours

I wasn't aware that such small things were considered as self injury..this is a bit concerning