Nonsuicidal self-injury and suicidal behavior
Department or Administrative Unit
Nonsuicidal self-injury (NSSI) is the intentional harming of oneself in a way that causes immediate tissue damage without the intention to die (Shana Ross and Nancy Heath, 2002). Cutting is the most common form of NSSI, but many other methods of self-harm exist such as burning one’s skin, punching walls or other objects, banging one’s head, and more. So, how does NSSI behavior overlap with, relate to or differentiate from suicide?
Wester, K. L., & Jorgensen, M. F. (2021). Nonsuicidal self-injury and suicidal behavior. Couseling Today, 64(3), 15-17.