Category: Facts

Fact Of The Day – 15th September 2019

Many people who self-harm describe the actual act as feeling like a secret ritual that they must hide from the world. This suggests that the nature of at least some of the supposed benefits of self-harm, as well as some of its negative effects, may be disconnected from the actual physical act. Read more →

Fact Of The Day – 14th September 2019

Evidence suggests that self-harm causes an adaption in people who get used to it, in that they slowly find their ability to cope in general diminished. The extent to which this happens in some cases means that allowing the fall-back of minor forms of discomfort (as long as it is proven to be safe) may be more affective for some… Read more →

Fact Of The Day – 12th September 2019

Although there is a complicated list of reasons, feelings, and thoughts which may lead to self-harm, as with most complex human behavioural mechanisms, all of those feelings and thoughts do not need to be present, and even those which are may not all play part in any particular self-harm event. Read more →

Fact Of The Day – 9th September 2019

As with all psychological issues there are multiple theories about why suicide seems more common among adults who self-harm than those who don’t. The two prominent ones are that self-harm is raises its own major issues and the second is that the same mind-frame that makes self-harm seem like a viable option can also cause suicide to seem like one.… Read more →