Understanding Nonsuicidal Self-Injury

Clearing up some of the myths about self-harm

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A common misconception is that self-injury is a female issue, but NSSI is only slightly more common in females than males.

Suicide isn’t typically on people’s minds while self-injuring, but they are at increased risk of suicide overall, and often have comorbid conditions that also increase their risk.

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