Citation Page</li></li></ul><li>Thesis/reason for choosing this topic<br />The most common reason why people mutilate themselves are because of the affect regulation, lack of communication skills and for control/punishment.<br />I not only chose this to understand my self and what I used to go through but to keep myself from hurting myself again.<br />
Why do people harm themselves?<br /><ul><li>Harming yourself is a very dangerous act the most popular from of hurting one’s self is to cut themselves.
Cutting is a way some people try to cope with the pain of strong emotions, intense pressure, or upsetting relationship problems. They may be dealing with feelings that seem too difficult to bear, or bad situations they think can't change( D’Arcy).
Cutting is a way to release all of the pain that is inside.</li></li></ul><li>……Continued……<br /><ul><li>Many psychologist diagnose people who harm themselves label them to have Self Injury Behavior(SIB)
Self Injury Behavior also known as “Deliberate Self Harm” refers to a variety of behaviors in which an individual intentionally inflicts harm to his or her body for purposes not socially recognized or sanctioned and without suicidal intent(Favazza,1996).</li></li></ul><li>Communication<br /><ul><li>A lack of communication skills can be one of the resultants of harming yourself.
Communication, some people use self-harm as a way to express things they cannot speak(D’Arcy).
Creating good communication skills at a young age is a wise decision to avoided problematic phases. </li></li></ul><li>Affect Regulation<br /><ul><li>Affect regulation is the idea of trying to bring the body back to equilibrium in the face of turbulent or unsettling feelings(N/a).
This is the act of calming the body down and reconnecting the mind and body.
Harming one’s self for some is to feel something. To actually relieve your body from numbness. </li></li></ul><li>Punishment/Control<br />Control/punishment includes trauma reenactment, bargaining, magical thinking, protecting other people, and self-control(Girija).<br />A Self harmer wants to feel some type of control over their life hence where to cut themselves and how many times.<br />Many self harmers turn into manipulators.<br />They would like you to feel how they feel: feeling empty, angry and filled with so much pain.<br />Many causes or effects are from divorces, death in the family or the inability to cope with everyday life.<br />
Stereotypesof Cutters<br /><ul><li>Many people who harm themselves are labeled as emo which is not always the case</li></li></ul><li>……Continued……<br />Self-harm is not suicidal act. <br />-Although people do die from self-harm, most of the time it is accidental. Majority wise, self-harmers do not want to die.<br />Injuring yourself is not a cry for attention. <br />-people who self-harm generally try to hide what they are doing rather than draw attention to it because they feel ashamed and afraid. <br />
Ways to confront a self harmer<br />Tell someone<br />Identify the trouble that's triggering the cutting<br />Ask for help<br />Work on it<br />
……Continued……<br />Steps explained…..<br />Not really sure how to site a picture need some help with that plzzzzz<br />
Citation Page<br />1.D'Arcy, Lyness. "Why Do People Cut Themselves?." Teen Health from Nemours (2009): n. pag. Web. 11 Feb 2011. <http://kidshealth.org/teen/your_mind/mental_health/cutting.html#>. <br />2.Favazza, A.R. (1996). Bodies under siege: Self mutilation and body modification in culture and psychiatry (2 ed.). Baltimore, MD: Johns Hopkins University Press.<br />3.Girija, Shinde. "Why Do People Cut Themselves?." Buzzle.com (2010): n. pag. Web. 14 Feb 2011. <http://www.buzzle.com/articles/why-do-people-cut-themselves.html>. <br />4.N/a, . "Cutting." Teen Health n. pag. Web. 1 Dec 2010. <http://kidshealth.org/teen/your_mind/mental_health/cutting.html>.<br />