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Self-harm, also known as self-injury, refers to intentional actions that cause physical harm to oneself. This can take various forms, such as cutting, burning, hitting, or scratching oneself. While it may seem counterintuitive, people engage in self-harm as a way to cope with overwhelming emotions, such as anxiety, depression, or trauma. For some individuals, self-harm can provide temporary relief from emotional pain or serve as a way to regain a sense of control over their lives. However, self-harm is not a healthy or effective coping mechanism and can lead to serious physical and psychological consequences. It is important for individuals who engage in self-harm to seek professional help and support to address the underlying issues and develop healthier coping strategies.
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