Non-Suicidal Self-Injury

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Non-suicidal self-injury is considered “non-suicidal” in its intention because the actions aren’t done with intent to die, they are done with intent to comfort ones self. According to the Bullying and Self Directed Violence Fact Sheet, those who use NSSI have an “emotional significance” to their actions or “no emotional attachment” at all, therefore the actions seem to be done with the intent to manage or subdue emotion (Curtis, 2015). The fact sheet also discusses NSSI as being used as a way of relieving “anxiety, depression, (and) internal turmoil” (Curtis, 2015). On the contrary, NSSI could be considered a risk factor for suicide because I’m sure some of the risk factors for NSSI and suicide overlap. Also, an individual might use NSSI for
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