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National self-injury awareness day: social justice, user-led interventions and challenging stigma

Inckle, Kay (2017) National self-injury awareness day: social justice, user-led interventions and challenging stigma. Researching Sociology (16 Feb 2017). Blog Entry.

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Abstract

Self-injury – or self-harm as it is commonly known – is a coping mechanism whereby someone causes direct pain and/or injury to their own body. It is stereotypically associated with many of the following: ‘mental illness’, adolescent girls, Emos/youth subcultures, ‘personality disorder’, suicide, attention-seeking and sometimes violence or danger towards others. However, none of these accurately reflect the experience: self-injury is usually a private and secret experience, it is a means of staying alive rather than attempting to die, it is self-directed not other-directed, and it is not specific to any one group of people.

Item Type: Online resource (Blog Entry)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/researchingsociology/
Additional Information: © 2017 The Author(s); Online
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare. Criminology
J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe) > JN101 Great Britain
R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
Sets: Collections > LSE Researching Sociology Blog
Date Deposited: 23 Jun 2017 15:07
Last Modified: 20 Feb 2019 17:46
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/82192

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