Date: July 12 2020
Summary: An overview of direct self harm and how it differs from other types of self-harming behaviors
Keywords: ##zettel #direct #self #harm ##mentalhealth #illness #mental #archive
Direct self-harm is defined as the deliberate, direct destruction or alteration of body tissue without conscious suicidal intent, but resulting in injury severe enough for tissue damage to occur .
Examples are of Direct Self Harm are:
Cutting, burning, scratching, and hitting of oneself 
Skin bleaching 
Ingesting hazardous chemicals 
The term "direct self-harm" is often used interchangeably with the terms self-injury , self-mutilation , and self-wounding . Despite the exact wording, the distinction of direct self-harm is that it is non-suicidal but does cause direct injury to the body.
Zelko, Jacob. Direct Self-Harm. https://jacobzelko.com/07122020185239-direct-self-harm. July 12 2020.
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