Some of us struggle with extreme hate towards ourselves and this brings us to punish ourselves and engage in bad habits. This could be done by self-harming. Ignore not necessarily cutting but others actions could be committed.
• Fresh cuts, scratches, bruises or other wounds;
• Excessive rubbing of an area to create a burn;
• Keeping sharp objects on hand;
• Wearing long sleeves or long pants, even in hot weather;
• Difficulties in interpersonal relationships;
• Persistent questions about personal identity, such as “Who am I?” “What am I doing here?”;
• Behavioral and emotional instability, impulsivity and unpredictability;
• Statements of helplessness, hopelessness or worthlessness.
Forms of self-injury
• Cutting (cuts or severe scratches with a sharp object);
• Burning (with lit matches, cigarettes or hot, sharp objects like knives);
• Carving words or symbols on the skin;
• Hitting or punching;
• Piercing the skin with sharp objects;
• Pulling out hair;
• Persistently picking at or interfering with wound healing.
How to stop
- Call someone and stay with your friends.