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Self-Injurious Behavior

Self-Injury or self-mutilation refers to various behaviors an individual intentionally does for the direct purpose of harming his or her body. Self-injury can include cutting, burning, swallowing toxic substances, self-bruising, scratching, pulling hair, etc. A Pathways Christian counselor can help parents and teens address the underlying issues that lead to self-injury and assist in teaching more positive coping strategies for dealing with negative feelings.
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