Self-harming involves intentionally causing harm to one's own body without the intention of suicide. Various forms of self-harming behavior can include cutting, burning, hitting, or scratching oneself, among other types of self-inflicted harm.

Individuals often engage in self-harming behaviors as a way to cope with overwhelming emotions, such as stress, anxiety, depression, or anger. Self-harm can serve as an outlet for emotional release, a way of expressing emotions, or a distraction from difficult thoughts or feelings.

Although self-harming is not a mental illness itself, it can be associated with other mental health issues, like borderline personality disorder, depression, or anxiety disorders.

Treatment for self-harming behavior generally combines psychotherapy, medication, and support from loved ones. Psychotherapy can aid individuals in understanding and managing their emotions, learning healthier coping mechanisms, and addressing underlying issues contributing to self-harming behaviors.

In some cases, medications such as antidepressants may be prescribed to help regulate mood and alleviate feelings of anxiety and depression. Support from friends, family, and loved ones is crucial in assisting individuals in overcoming self-harming behaviors and fostering a more positive and healthy outlook on life.

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