Date: July 8 2020
Summary: Self-harm is a mental illness that results in causing pain or harm to oneself
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In 2014, WHO found that 20% of children aged 15 confirmed having self-harmed within the last year. 
Self-harm is a mental illness that results in causing pain or harm to oneself.  Examples include restrictive and binge eating, cutting, hitting, scratching, burning, bleaching of an individual’s body, and other forms of self-mutilation. 
Self-harm generally pertains to non-life threatening actions individuals perform to negatively impact their health. This starts with actions like cutting and wrist slashing.  It can then lead to more severe acts of injuring human body tissue  and to indirect self-harming behavior such as eating disorders 
There are many types of self-harming behavior such as:
Further complicating discrete categories is that not all people that self-harm are suicidal. 
Zelko, Jacob. What Is Self-Harm. https://jacobzelko.com/07082020161946-self-harm. July 8 2020.
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