Anxiety Disorders 8 Common Phobias. Self-injury means deliberately and repeatedly inflicting damage to the surface of your own body by cutting, burning, scratching, bruising, or stabbing yourself. A spokesman for the BBFC, added: Teenagers often live on an edge - they experiment with drugs, sex and driving too fast.
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Adolescents have always been known to self-harm, to attack their own bodies in a cry for help and as a sign of psychological disturbance. According to the DSM-5, some people turn to self-injury immediately after having interpersonal or relationship difficulties.