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What are the signs that a person may be engaging in self-injury?

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Signs that someone may be engaging in self-injury include:

  • Wears pants and long sleeves in warm weather
  • The appearance of lighters, razors, or sharp objects that one would not expect among a person's belongings
  • Low self-esteem
  • Difficulty handling feelings
  • Relationship problems
  • Poor functioning at work, school, or home

From: Mental Health and Self-Injury WebMD Medical Reference

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American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry: ''Self-Injury in Adolescents.'' 

National Institute of Mental Health: ''Borderline Personality Disorder.''

Reviewed by Smitha Bhandari on February 21, 2018

SOURCES:

American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry: ''Self-Injury in Adolescents.'' 

National Institute of Mental Health: ''Borderline Personality Disorder.''

Reviewed by Smitha Bhandari on February 21, 2018

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