Self harm occurs when individuals look to burn, cut, or in someway physically mark oneself. It can also be emotional or through dangerous behavior. In some cases, the individual is punishing oneself for displaced guilt, in other cases, the person is looking to numb the mental pain through physical pain. In many cases, those who commit self harm were victimized or experienced an earlier childhood trauma. Those who commit self harm are not looking to kill oneself but to punish oneself or escape mental pain.
To learn more, please also review AIHCP’s Crisis Intervention Specialist Program or AIHCP’s Grief Counseling Program. The programs are online and independent study and open to qualified professionals seeking a four year certification. Both programs are open to clinical and non-clinical professionals but it must be stated only clinical licensed professionals can treat those who commit self harm with therapy.
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